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Afternoon Briefs: AG official resigns after Capitol march robocall; 157 legislation deans condemn election legal professionals

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Official with AG group resigns after ‘stop the steal’ robocall

Adam Piper, the chief director of the Republican Attorneys General Association, has resigned after the group’s fundraising arm urged supporters to march to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “At 1:00 p.m., we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal,” the recorded message stated. “We’re hoping patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our elections.” (NBC News, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post)

157 legislation deans condemn election legal professionals who betrayed values

The deans of 157 legislation faculties let go a press release Tuesday condemning the attacks on the U.S. Capitol as an assault on the rule of legislation. The deans additionally criticized legal professionals who challenged election outcomes with unsupported claims. “This betrayed the values of our profession,” the assertion stated. (Law360, Bloomberg Law, the Washington Post, the statement)

PBS lawyer resigns after secret video let go

PBS contracts lawyer Michael Beller has resigned after launch of an undercover video by the activist group Project Veritas, which goals to show supposed liberal bias. In what seemed to be an edited barroom dialog with a girl, Beller stated President Donald Trump was “close to Hitler,” and the youngsters of Republican voters must be despatched to “re-education camps.” Asked what he would do if Trump received, Beller laughed and stated, “Go to the White House and throw Molotov cocktails.” (The Associated Press, Law & Crime, the video)

Lawyer calls Trump provocation a ‘sin’ however not impeachable

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School, advised NBC’s Today show Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s provocation of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol was a “political and moral sin” that may hurt the Republican Party. But Dershowitz stated Trump’s phrases had been constitutionally protected and didn’t represent an impeachable offense. (The Independent)

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