June 24, 2024
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In Trump election fraud cases, federal judges upheld the rule of law – but that’s not enough to fix US politics

Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks on Nov. 19 at a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election. Sarah Silbiger for The Washington Post via Getty Images A healthy constitutional culture, in which the people and their leaders respect the authority of their Constitution, requires a baseline of trust in the government – a baseline that, in the United States, has eroded from 77% in the early 1960s to 17% today. This collapse of public confidence paved the way for a populist form of leadership that redirected public faith away from the institutions of go…

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