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Aileen Cannon: Portrait of a Judge in the Fractured Double Reality of American Justice

Since being assigned the case, Cannon has issued a series of decisions unfavorable to the

Department of Justice. During a March 14 hearing, she pointedly forced the government to admit that no former president or vice president has ever been prosecuted under the Espionage Act. In so doing, the judge hinted at what many perceive to be a double standard toward Trump, days after Special Counsel Robert Hur testified before Congress on why he did not bring similar charges against President Biden, Trump’s political foe.

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