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Laurence Tribe predicts all 9 Supreme Court justices will back Democrats subpoenaing Trump: ‘The jig is up’



One of America’s most celebrated Constitutional law experts on Tuesday predicted Donald Trump was on a fast-track to suffer a humiliating defeat before the United State Supreme Court.

MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday interviewed Laurence Tribe for analysis on the latest court rulings in the battle between Capitol Hill and the White House.

Prof. Tribe has taught at Harvard Law for half a century and his textbook, American Constitutional Law is taught in law schools across the country.

O’Donnell asked Tribe about the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta that required compliance with a Congressional subpoena.

“Well, that decision by Judge Metha — very carefully written 41-page opinion that was delivered just seven days after the argument — is on a rocket straight up to the Supreme Court,” Tribe explained.

“There’s no doubt that that decision that he rendered saying that the subpoena to the president’s accounting firm must be obeyed is going to be upheld by the D.C. Circuit,” he argued. “There’s no serious legal argument to the contrary.”


He also expected the Supreme Court to unanimously enforce the subpoenas.

“When it gets to the Supreme Court, I would expect that all nine justices — and I mean all nine — would follow the law,” he predicted. “This is not a close case, it’s not rocket science.”

So the president’s attempt to stonewall Congress by preventing those who have the critical financial records from turning them over is going to fail,” he predicted. “And all of the precedents point to a clear conclusion, the jig is up.”


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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race



Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)



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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits



President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’



Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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