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A judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hypothetically asked a Department of Justice attorney whether the president has the authority to issue an executive order shutting down a U.S.-based platform used to stage a coup against the federal government.

Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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