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Opinion: Could Trump derail his impeachment trial?

Once again, Donald Trump has thrown the legal and political system into uncharted waters. This time, the novel question is this: Can the US Senate try and convict a former president? While there is some disagreement among legal scholars, the answer must be yes, both as a matter of law and common sense.

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The eviction ban should remain in effect long after the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed a basic fact of American life: When people unexpectedly lose work or face unforeseen expenses, they can't pay their rent. What's worse, they often get evicted as a result. As lawyers who represent low-income tenants, we are used to explaining to our clients the legal insignificance of their economic circumstances, however compelling. Your boss cut your hours? Not relevant. Your car needed a $600 repair? No defense. Your child support check didn't arrive? Not the landlord's problem. We tell our clients, "The law doesn't care about that." We usually follow up with, "It doesn't seem fair, does it?"

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Biden's solicitor general will play critical role in early efforts to undo Trump policies

President Joe Biden will name a powerhouse lawyer, Elizabeth Prelogar, to serve as acting solicitor general, in an acknowledgment that the office charged with representing the government before the Supreme Court will face an enormous workload both reversing Trump administration legal positions and developing a defense strategy as Biden's executive actions come under inevitable legal challenge.

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Why Trump can't legally pardon himself

President Donald Trump's hypothetical option of granting himself a pardon before leaving office effectively ended when the House of Representatives opened debate on a single article of impeachment, charging "incitement of insurrection," and voted to impeach him in a bipartisan vote of 232-197 on January 13.

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Opinion: I've had it with interviewing Trump supporters who go off the deep end

Perhaps you've seen one of the dozens of voter panels with Trump supporters that I have moderated on "New Day" over the past five years. Maybe you caught the one shortly after Trump's 2016 victory in which I slapped my forehead when a panelist tried to tell me that three million "illegals" cost Trump the popular vote. Or maybe you saw the one where a panelist told me he would believe Donald Trump over Jesus Christ.

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Brianna Keilar: Trump's a multimillionaire who doesn't pay

CNN has learned that President Trump told his aides to stop paying Rudy Giuliani's legal fees after being irritated over being impeached a second time. A person familiar with the matter says it is not clear if the President's instruction to his staff was said in jest. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on Trump's pattern for refusing to pay.

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Trump remains largely invisible after Kushner squashes attempts at building fringe social media presence

On the day he will be impeached for a history-making second time, President Donald Trump lacks a comprehensive legal strategy, has nothing on his public schedule and is without his preferred social media methods of responding -- in part because his son-in-law put a stop to efforts establishing his presence on fringe platforms after he was banned from Twitter.

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Georgia election will advance this fundamental change in US Senate

• In this Georgia county, one voter says, 'They were making Black votes disappear' • Georgia official shoots down Trump's election conspiracy theories • Get ready to watch Georgia count, again • Trump could be in legal jeopardy after pressuring Georgia official

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Trump extends immigration restrictions, citing pandemic's impact on labor market

President Donald Trump extended certain restrictions on legal immigration and on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States on Thursday, just hours before those restrictions were set to lapse. Trump extended the restrictions through March 31, two months after he will leave office.

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