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Trump attorneys search dismissal of impeachment case

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump on Monday requested the Senate to dismiss the impeachment case towards him. Their temporary argues that the Senate has no jurisdiction beneath the Structure to conduct an impeachment trial of a former president, and Trump’s feedback earlier than the U.S. Capitol riot in January have been protected by the First Modification. “One may need been excused for considering that the Democrats’ fevered hatred for Citizen Trump and their ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ would have damaged by now, seeing as he’s now not the president,” the temporary mentioned. Home managers responded that the free speech argument is “completely baseless,” and there’s no “January exception” to the Structure that permits presidents to abuse their energy within the ultimate days of workplace with out accountability. (The Washington Post, Politico, the Trump brief, the impeachment supervisor response)

Oops! Lawyer flashes medical marijuana card in viral video

In a viral video, Orlando, Florida, lawyer John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan denies rumors that he can’t drive and flashes what he thinks is his driver’s license to show it. He reveals the cardboard to the digicam, seems at it, then says, “No, wait a minute, that’s my medical marijuana card.” The TikTok video had greater than 230,000 views in someday. Morgan has backed the legalization of leisure marijuana in Florida. (Fox 35)

Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish loss of life penalty

Virginia is predicted to change into the primary Southern state to abolish capital punishment following a vote by the state Home of Delegates on Friday. The state Senate and Home have now handed laws to finish the loss of life penalty, however variations within the two payments nonetheless must be reconciled. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has expressed assist for the laws. (The Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Washington Post by way of How Appealing, Reason)

DOJ drops problem to state web neutrality legislation

The U.S. Division of Justice on Monday sought to dismiss its lawsuit difficult California’s web neutrality legislation, which requires web service suppliers to deal with internet site visitors equally. Equal therapy prevents ISPs from slowing down the pace for accessing an internet site or creating quick lanes for web site entry. California handed its legislation after the Federal Communications Fee repealed its personal web neutrality guidelines in 2017. A separate trade problem to the California legislation is pending. (Law360, Bloomberg Law)