Capitol Riot

A federal court in Washington ruled that Federico “Freddie” Klein, who is facing an eight-count indictment relating to his participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, should be released from custody pending trial. Klein, who was appointed to a position in the State Department during the Trump administration, allegedly “used force against several officers” in an attempt to breach the Capitol entrance.

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Federal Election Commission

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling in favor of the Federal Election Commission, which was sued for not pursuing an enforcement action against nonprofit New Models. The plaintiff government watchdog group alleges the “now-defunct” nonprofit violated the registration and reporting requirements for political committees, but the commission relied on “prosecutorial discretion” so its decision is not subject to judicial review.

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Street Painting

“No one wants a city awash in paint,” a federal judge in Washington ruled, denying two organizations’ challenge to the city’s defacement ordinance and request to paint on the street during an upcoming rally: “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter.” The court found that granting the request would likely encourage others “waiting in the wings with their own ideas for street art … espousing their own desired message.”

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Wheelchair Accessibility

A federal court in Washington denied Uber’s motion to dismiss claims that the company discriminates against disabled individuals because its wheelchair accessible services are less reliable, have higher fares and longer wait times than its non-wheelchair accessible rides. The court ruled the Equal Rights Center has associational standing to bring the complaint on behalf of its members and has plausibly stated discrimination claims.

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Records Show Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited Capitol Riot

Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to a review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters.

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