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A documentary about gerrymandering from Participant Media, "Slay the Dragon," premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27.

We have a sneak peek at the trailer, ahead of Supreme Court oral arguments today on partisan-redistricting cases from Maryland and North Carolina.

  • The film, by directors Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance, follows citizens' groups and everyday people as they fight against "secretive, high-tech gerrymandering" that they see as undermining democracy.
  • Katie Fahey, a Michigander who formed Voters Not Politicians, works in the film "to bring a measure onto the state's ballot to require an independent group —not the legislature — to draw the lines."

Watch the trailer:

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Trump voices support for Saturday's pro-Capitol riots rally

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Former President Trump on Thursday expressed solidarity with people facing prosecution in connection to the Capitol insurrection.

Why it matters: The statement was issued ahead of Saturday's rally to protest the treatment of Capitol rioters. Over 600 known federal defendants face charges related to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Clinton-linked lawyer indicted in investigation of FBI's Russia probe

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A grand jury has returned an indictment against Michael Sussmann, a lawyer whose firm represented the 2016 Clinton campaign, for lying to the FBI about not representing "any client" when he presented them with allegations about a secret Trump Organization back-channel to a Russian bank.

Why it matters: It's the second criminal charge stemming from special counsel John Durham's review of possible misconduct by the intelligence community and prosecutors who investigated the 2016 Trump campaign's ties to Russia.

Federal judge blocks Biden administration's use of Title 42 policy

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A federal judge on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a public health order that fast-tracked deportations of migrant families at the southern border.

Why it matters: President Biden has faced significant backlash for retaining the Trump-era policy, which was implemented as a COVID containment measure. The expulsions deny adult migrants and families the chance for asylum.