Monday Night Owls: More than 1,500 attorneys seek sanction of Trump legal team for 'historic abuse'

Those telephone calls are paired with the Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD) open letter, which has actually currently been authorized by numerous lawyers—amongst them, previous American Bar Association (ABA) and also state bar head of states, retired government courts and also state Supreme Court justices, and also previous leaders of attorney corrective bodies.

“More than 35 losses in election-related cases have made one thing painfully clear: President Trump’s barrage of litigation is a pretext for a campaign to undermine public confidence in the outcome of the 2020 election, which inevitably will subvert constitutional democracy,” the letter claims. “Sadly, the president’s primary agents and enablers in this effort are lawyers, obligated by their oath and ethical rules to uphold the rule of law.” […]

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At Daily Kos on this day in 2010—Obama’s Chamberlain acting gas brand-new dynamic uprising:

Summer of 2009, Democratic legislators were abounded by phone customers and also city center participants by the then-nascent teabagger activity, angry at the sneaking socialism of a government-run medical insurance alternative. You see, Republicans were so concerned that the government-run program would certainly be so reliable, efficient, and also budget friendly that it would certainly drive the exclusive insurance firms bankrupt. And their teabagger allies rose together to beat this terrific danger while progressives, shed by serial Democratic capitulation, basically rested revolted on the sidelines.

Democratic leaders overlooked indicators of a strength void in 2010, and also continued to more capitulation and also passivity on problem after problem crucial to base Democrats. In December 2009, I essentially had David Axelrod suggest with me in the Green Room of ABC News’ This Week that the base would certainly return because—I shit you not—Obama would certainly rack up large factors for working out the BEGIN treaty. That’s when I understood we were doomed in 2010.