Pennsylvania resident and Capitol rioter Pauline Bauer will remain in jail ahead of further proceedings in her case after she recently lost an attempt to get a judge’s previous decision to put her in custody overturned. In making her arguments to an appeals court, Bauer insisted that her obstruction of an official proceeding charge has never been previously used “to prosecute persons engaged in political demonstrations, whose conduct may have delayed or even resulted in the suspension of congressional or other governmental proceedings”… although obviously, the attack on the Capitol wasn’t exactly an ordinary political demonstration.
The Justice Department is investigating the fake slates of electors that falsely declared Donald Trump the victor of the 2020 election in seven swing states that Joe Biden had in fact won, a top agency official said. https://t.co/yyayntaaUe
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Bauer also argued to the appeals court that the original terms of her pretrial release weren’t sufficiently clear; it’s her failure to abide by these requirements that helped send her back to jail. She also claimed that the strict conditions weren’t necessary to “reasonably assure her appearance” in court, as the new decision against her noted. A three-judge panel on the appeals court that heard her challenge concluded that “[even] assuming [Bauer’s] challenges are timely and therefore properly before the court, we discern no error given [Bauer’s] repeated insistence that the district court lacked jurisdiction over her and the thorough explanation of the conditions provided by both the district court and the magistrate judge.” What the judges appear to have been getting at is that Bauer’s repeated claims that the district court didn’t have jurisdiction over her mean that the strictness of the original conditions for her release was warranted in order to help ensure her future cooperation with the judicial process.
A group of lawyers is working to disqualify Madison Cawthorn from the ballot unless he can prove he's not an "insurrectionist," which would disqualify him from holding office.
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Bauer appears to have had a separate attempt to get out of jail denied just this week by federal Judge Trevor McFadden, who has previously handled aspects of her case. The appeals court decision is dated January 24, while McFadden’s is dated January 25.
John Eastman cares enough about Donald Trump to try and find legal loopholes that do not exist in order to overturn a valid election, but does not care enough about our democracy to answer questions for the House panel investigating the insurrection. https://t.co/Fi4vkFaPTu
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At the Capitol, Bauer ranted to police like a maniac, belting out: “We want them out here… You bring them out or we’re coming in. Bring them out now. They’re criminals. They need to hang. Bring her out. Bring Nancy Pelosi out here now. We want to hang that fucking bitch… We’re coming in if you don’t bring her out. What are you trying to protect a fucking Nazi. Is that what you’re protecting?” This lunacy is what Republicans are apparently willing to vicariously excuse as long as they stick by Trump and his defenses of the Capitol riot. It’s worth noting: amid her case, Bauer has made so-called sovereign citizen-style arguments. At one point, for instance, she said that she was in court by “special divine appearance,” adding that she doesn’t “stand under the law. Under Genesis 1, God gave man dominion over the law.” Fundamentally, sovereign citizens “believe that they – not judges, juries, law enforcement or elected officials – should decide which laws to obey and which to ignore,” the Southern Poverty Law Center notes.
Judge orders Jan 6 defendant Pauline Bauer must remain in pretrial jail. Bauer has served as her own defense lawyer, has used language consistent w/ sovereign citizens, has disrupted court proceedings & violated release conditions
Facing lower-level charges, but stays in jail pic.twitter.com/dRzZ8IP597
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 26, 2022