Does President Donald Trump’s alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack amount to supporting an “insurrection“ as defined by the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, barring him from returning to the White House? Here’s a look at the legal theory and its long-shot chances of blocking the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination from the November 2024 ballot. Read more.
The federal judiciary is facing new calls from civil rights, abortion and immigration advocates to end the practice of “judge shopping” by state attorneys general and activists who sue over government policies in courthouses where a single judge seen as likely sympathetic to their cases is almost guaranteed to hear their lawsuits. Nine groups led by the National Immigration Law Center sent letters to the chief judges of Texas’ four federal district courts where many Biden administration policies have been challenged. Read more about the letters.
It’s hard to envision a more sympathetic plaintiff than a chubby-cheeked baby being spoon-fed pureed sweet potatoes or rice cereal. Now imagine the food is tainted with toxic heavy metals including lead and arsenic that could cause brain damage. That’s what a congressional subcommittee in 2021 found – but lawsuits have been slow to materialize, and plaintiffs are now 0 for 2. In her latest column, Jenna Greene looks at thelitigation and the hurdles that plaintiffs facein making their case that heavy metals in baby food can cause autism and ADHD.