5th amendment

It’s not necessarily a sign of guilt, but Trump’s embattled lawyer Michael Cohen is pleading the Fifth Amendment in the Stormy Daniels case. But the porn star’s lawyer says it still hugely significant.
In a blatant and partisan abuse of power, The House Oversight and Government reform Committee approved a contempt of Congress
For the state of Alabama, or any other state, to deny gay couples the equal protection of its laws simply because they're gay is not only wrong and immoral, it's arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional. It's as simple as that.
If ever the saying "Justice delayed is justice denied" has applicability, it is in this strange case. Defendants who may be innocent and whose constitutional rights were likely violated sit in prison.
Certainly no judge would direct a criminal defendant to testify against his or her own will, but it is conceivable that something was said by the judge in U.S. v. Banks that reasonably led the defendants to that conclusion. The answer lies in the record, which apparently does not exist, for reasons that seem to be elusive.