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What a week this was. My eyes needed to adjust to the unexpected light. 1/10 america.substack.com/p/reasserting-…

From the special master, to the New York State Attorney General and the 11th Circuit Court, legal authorities did not hesitate in their attempts to right wrongs

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Reasserting Reality and the Rule of Law

It’s hard to overstate how long and dark—how surreal—the tunnel of the last six years has been. 2/10

I’m thinking mostly about the daily, methodical, pathological, aggressive effort to disconnect people from reality—with lie after lie & crime after crime—and the brutal effort to degrade people’s capacity to know what is true & what is false, what is right and what is wrong. 3/10

Added to this is the enabling by elected Republicans to assist Trump’s effort to consolidate and hold power, no matter how far he strayed from visible facts, how insistent he was on staying in the WH despite his loss—or how determined to feed extremism and foment violence. 4/10

This dispiriting reality was heightened in recent weeks by the reckless rulings of Judge Aileen Cannon, who was more than willing to shamelessly serve Trump’s interests even if it meant making national security increasingly precarious… 5/10

…even if it meant Judge Cannon revealed her partisan conviction that the rule of law and the principle that no one is above the law does not apply to the man who appointed her. 6/10

This is a judge more concerned about “reputational harm” & imagined executive privilege of a private citizen living in a FL beach club than serving justice & fulfilling her oath to “administer justice without respect to persons & do equal right to the poor & to the rich.” 7/10

But that’s all prologue to this unexpected week, when reason and the rule of law was clearly reasserted by special master Judge Raymond Dearie, New York State Attorney General Letitia James and three judges from the 11th Circuit Court, two of whom were appointed by Trump. 8/10

This was a week when it was possible to imagine the spinning globe has rediscovered its axis. 9/10

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Steven Beschloss

@StevenBeschloss

Writer, journalist, editor, filmmaker, prof. Author of Oswald book, The Gunman & His Mother. Writing/publishing America, America. Opinions here: solely mine. 🌻

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