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Bookman: Two stories of vows taken and vows broken, of boundaries crossed, trust shattered

This is a recipe for chaos:

Take the most important legal case in our state’s history, “Donald J. Trump v. State of Georgia,” with stakes so high that the outcome could alter the course of our republic. Toss that into a mixing bowl, then add “Nathan Wade v. Jocelyn Wade,” a case of a very different sort, a case about a marriage gone bad, a case deeply personal and ugly, with stakes that ought to be important only to those involved. Mix thoroughly, and what you have is an unappetizing mess.

Trump defends himself to the Supreme Court, saying he called ‘for peace, patriotism, respect for law and order’ on Jan. 6 and is not an insurrectionist

Filing late in the day to meet the Jan. 18, 2024, deadline, former President Donald Trump submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that asked the justices to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to remove him from that state’s primary ballot.

Commentary: Trump not immune to prosecution for trying to overturn the 2020 election

In Washington D.C. and in Fulton County, Donald Trump and his attorneys are trying to tell us that as a former president, he cannot be prosecuted for any crimes he may have committed while in office, that under the Constitution he enjoys absolute immunity.