Latest Developments

FSFP President John Bonifaz Discusses Unanswered Questions Following the Impeachment Trial of Former President Trump on WPFW Radio.

FSFP President John Bonifaz recently appeared on WPFW Radio to discuss the impeachment trial of former President Trump and areas of inquiry with unanswered questions after the Senate refused to call witnesses at the trial. WPFW’s Monday Morning QB · Why No Impeachment Witnesses? “Trials require witnesses in addition to all the powerful evidence that
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Coalition Urges Congress To Disqualify Former President Trump From Future Office Under The Fourteenth Amendment.

In a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the coalition presses Congress to recognize that former President Trump is disqualified from future office under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment. WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 19, 2021) – A broad coalition of legal and advocacy organizations sent a letter yesterday to Senator Chuck Schumer urging
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Landmark Settlement Between Voting Rights Advocates and Private Security Company Charged with Voter Intimidation Featured In Minnesota Star Tribune.

The Minnesota Star Tribune recently published a new article on a recent landmark settlement in a lawsuit brought by voting rights advocates against a private security contractor, Atlas Aegis, for illegal voter intimidation in Minnesota. The advocacy groups sued Atlas Aegis, a Tennessee-based company, for voter intimidation after it posted a job advertisement last October
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Coalition Urges Biden’s Attorney General-Designate To Establish Justice Department Task Force To Investigate Trump And Associates’ Crimes.

In a letter addressed to the AG-designate Merrick Garland, the coalition asks for a DOJ task force to investigate “any potential federal criminal or civil violations” committed by the president, members of his administration, his campaign, business, or others. WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2021) – A coalition of public interest organizations released a letter today
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New FSFP Oped In Business Insider on The Alaska Court Case That Could End Super PACs and Reshape Our Democracy.

Business Insider recently published a new oped by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements on the Alaska court case that could end super PACs and reshape our democracy. The Alaska case hinges on a simple question: is this practice corrupt? Under Supreme
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Federal Court Approves Landmark Settlement Between Voting Rights Advocates and Private Security Company Charged with Voter Intimidation.

Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the League of Women Voters of Minnesota reach an agreement with Atlas Aegis to settle a Voting Rights Act lawsuit via a consent decree. (MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2/16/21) — A federal judge today approved a sweeping settlement in a lawsuit brought by voting rights advocates against a
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John Nichols: “The Senate Has Failed America”

On February 13, The Nation national affairs correspondent John Nichols published a scathing indictment of the Senate’s decision to acquit President Trump for his incitement of the January 6th Capitol insurrection and its decision not to call witnesses at the impeachment trial, saying that both marked “a tragic abandonment of accountability.” Nichols’ condemnation of the
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FSFP President John Bonifaz Discusses The Case For Having Live Witness Testimony At Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial on KALW.

FSFP President John Bonifaz recently appeared on KALW to outline the case for having live witness testimony at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. “The evidence is overwhelming that the Senate ought to convict Donald Trump and disqualify him from ever holding future federal office. That being said, the focus here needs to be to present not
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New Free Speech For People Oped In Truthout on Why The U.S. Senate Must Convict And Disqualify Trump From Future Federal Office.

Truthout recently published a new oped by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements, and FSFP President John Bonifaz on why the U.S. Senate must convict and disqualify Trump from future office for his role in the deadly January 6th insurrection. When Trump told supporters to march to
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