The Supreme Court opens its new term with a case about prison terms for drug dealers


October 1, 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a case about prison terms for drug dealers and rejections of hundreds of appeals, including one from an attorney who pushed a plan to keep former President Donald Trump in power.

The court turned away attorney John Eastman's effort to have a lower-court ruling thrown out that said Eastman and Trump had "more likely than not" committed a crime by trying to keep Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election.

Justice Clarence Thomas, who once employed Eastman as a law clerk, did not take part in...

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