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Trump and the E. Jean Carroll Case

Trump and the E. Jean Carroll Case

Brief #121 – Elections & Politics Policy Brief
by Arvind Salem

On January 26, 2024, a New York jury ruled that Trump was responsible for paying journalist Elizabeth Jean Carroll (usually referred to as E. Jean Carroll) $83.3 million in damages: a huge legal setback for Trump as he faces a total 91 state and federal charges.

Why Was Santos Expelled and What Happens Now?

Why Was Santos Expelled and What Happens Now?

Brief #114 – Elections & Politics Policy Brief
by Arvind Salem

On December 1st, George Santos became the 6th member of Congress to ever be expelled. Amid growing scrutiny ever since he entered Congress, few would have thought his offenses would reach a level warranting expulsion… However, as investigations were conducted in Santos’s past, it became abundantly clear that he met this standard.

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