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Wednesday September 7th, 2022 evening edition

image for The Trump ‘special master’ ruling violates the principle that no-one is above the law | Laurence H Tribe and Dennis Aftergut

That said, Cannon’s ruling has to rank high in the annals of the worst reasoned judicial decisions in American history.

Apart from its abysmal reasoning, her ruling gives the Justice Department no good options.

So appeal-related delays might be in the offing whatever the Justice Department opts to do.

First and foremost, the decision violates the first principle of the rule of law: that no one is above the law.

To undermine the rule of law this way requires extending every favor to Trump, including bending facts and breaching fundamental legal rules.

After all, we saw Trump-appointed judges perform well in many of his baseless challenges to the 2020 election.

In the end, Judge Cannon’s ruling may prove to be a one-off, another instance of Trump being treated as a class of one. »

Elected officials, police chiefs on leaked Oath Keepers list

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FILE - Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, center, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington, June 25, 2017.

The Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism pored over more than 38,000 names on leaked Oath Keepers membership lists to find more than 370 people it believes are currently working in law enforcement agencies.

The Oath Keepers, founded in 2009 by Stewart Rhodes , is a loosely organized conspiracy theory-fueled group that recruits current and former military, police and first responders. »

Russia has had no losses since 24 February – Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the Russian Federation has lost nothing.

Quote from Putin: "I am sure that the Russian Federation has lost nothing since 24 February, but the main achievement is the strengthening of our sovereignty.

Russia is a sovereign state, and we will always protect our national interests by pursuing an independent policy.". »

The Dangerous Decade: A Foreign Policy for a World in Crisis

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The major powers upheld the norm that force cannot be used to change borders, a fundamental element of international order.

That does not mean that the United States should simply wing it and approach every foreign policy issue in isolation.

The principal focus of U.S. foreign policy toward Russia and China should not be to reshape their societies but to influence their foreign policy choices. »