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The ugly history of sedition trials
Laws against sedition have historically been used by insecure officials to punish critics.
In a Thursday afternoon announcement, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) said Trump committed "an act of sedition" by inciting a riot on Wednesday afternoon.
Attorney General Bill Barr Encourages Federal Prosecutors To Charge Violent Protesters With Sedition
The Wall Street Journal reports that Barr told prosecutors to pursue federal charges, including sedition charges, whenever possible.
The Islamic republic is neither Islamic nor a Republic, the dissident Ayatollah Montazeri declared in 2009.
The arrest has prompted big backlash
The world's largest democracy still has a lot to learn