President Donald Trump spoke for 50 minutes at a campaign rally in Rome, Ga. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.

President Donald Trump spoke at a campaign rally in Rome, Ga. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. The former president will be arraigned on yet unknown charges in New York today.

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The panel

Andra Gillespie, @AndraGIllespie, professor of political science and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University

Anthony Michael Kreis, @AnthonyMKreis, professor of law, Georgia State University

Fred Smith, @fredosmithjr, professor of law, Emory University

Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown

1. Today marks the 55th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

  • King was in Memphis to supporting Black sanitation workers on strike. The day before, he delivered his famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.
  • On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was shot and killed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

LISTEN: Andra Gillespie on King's economic message.

2. Donald Trump will appear in court today.

  • Yahoo News' Michael Isikoff reports that the former president will be charged with 34 felonies. Once Trump is arraigned today, the public will be able to see details in the unsealed indictment.
  • Georgia's Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will be present in New York City to protest. She's been once of the most vocal opponents of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is prosecuting the case.

LISTEN: Tamar Hallerman on avoiding a spectacle in New York.

3. Wisconsin's Supreme Court election could forecast a 2024 presidential election.

  • Wisconsin's state Supreme Court has traditionally ruled conservatively. While it's technically nonpartisan, today's election between Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz and former state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly could tip the balance.
  • Should Protasiewicz win, a newly left-leaning court could challenge the state's 1849 abortion law and electoral district lines that Democrats claim are gerrymandered.

LISTEN: Andra Gillespie on the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Tia Mitchell joins the panel.