In Cambridge, Massachusetts, dozens of Harvard Law School students disrupted a job recruiting event for Paul Weiss, the law firm that is representing ExxonMobil in lawsuits over the oil giant’s efforts to deceive shareholders and the public about fossil fuels’ role in fueling the climate crisis.
For just the third time in history, the U.S. Senate has opened a trial to determine if a sitting president should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial in the Senate, later swore in senators who will serve as jurors when the trial officially begins on Tuesday. This comes as more information is coming to light about the actions of President Trump and his associates. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the White House Office of Management and Budget violated federal law by withholding $400 million in aid money to Ukraine even though the funds had been allocated by Congress. We speak with attorney John Bonifaz, co-founder and president of Free Speech for People and co-author of “The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump.”
9th of January, 2020 (excerpt) Siân Berry questions Sir Stephen House, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, about who had final sign off on the decision – later declared unlawful by the High Court – to completely ban Extinction Rebellion protests in London from 14 October. A section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 was issued at 9pm on 14 October, effectively banning all Extinction Rebellion protests in London. The High Court found the blanket ban had gone beyond the powers granted to police through the Public Order Act. Full ‘Police and Crime Committee’ broadcast here: https://youtu.be/sGNv–Kb-fk
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