Analysis: What America's next pandemic year will look like

The topic, in honor of Black History Month, is "Black America: Politics, Protests & the Pandemic."
What happens now with Trump's tax returns?
WHAT MATTERS: What are we in the public likely to see from Trump's tax returns as a result of this move by the Supreme Court today?
POLANTZ: Cy Vance in New York is seeking the Trump tax returns for a grand jury investigation.
The best way to think of a grand jury is just like Las Vegas: What happens in the grand jury stays in the grand jury.
The evidence a grand jury reviews, what they're seeking, how they vote when faced with approving charges -- secrecy surrounds all of this.
The way details from a grand jury investigation become public is if there are charges that result, or if a witness blabs.
Of course, there always could be leaks -- and in this case, Trump's tax returns were leaked to The New York Times shortly before the 2020 election.
WHAT MATTERS: Along with the tax investigations, authorities in Georgia are looking at Trump's pressure on state voting officials after the 2020 election.
The Supreme Court and the 'long arc of democracy'WHAT MATTERS: The Supreme Court gave Trump a win when it dismissed "emoluments" cases against him.
What the Supreme Court did in that case was say that the lights in that corner are going to stay off.
Denied a confirmation hearing by Mitch McConnell after President Barack Obama nominated him to a Supreme Court seat, Denied a confirmation hearing by Mitch McConnell after President Barack Obama nominated him to a Supreme Court seat, Merrick Garland now has bipartisan support to be Biden's attorney general.
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