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August 23, 2017

Supreme Court

The Coup Begins

Let me state this as bluntly as I can. If you think for a moment that Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because of the way he handled the Clinton email server investigation last year, I would strongly advise you to stay out of Vegas for the foreseeable future; you’ll lose your shirt and

What To Make of the 9th Circuit Court Decision

  Let’s start with the good news: First, the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was unanimous. All three judges – one of whom was appointed by a Republican president – rejected the Trump Administration’s request to stay the Temporary Restraining Order of the District Court. So much for this being a political

Madam Vice President?

If you needed any further evidence that Elizabeth Warren should be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, all you had to do was watch her speak at the ACS Convention. Usually I don’t pay much attention to speeches from politicians. Most of them are boring and as predictable as dirt. We’re great, they suck, yada, yada, yada.

Your Move, Mitch

Okay, so Merrick Garland isn’t Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Who is? One thing he isn’t, though, is another Antonin Scalia. And that’s good enough for me. Barack Obama’s decision to nominate Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court came as something of a surprise; most believed he would pick Sri Srinivasan, who is fourteen

Brian Sandoval Just Did President Obama a Huge Favor

Okay I get it. On paper it made sense. A moderate Republican replacing one of the most conservative jurists to ever sit on the Supreme Court. Kind of like Eisenhower replacing Reagan as president. Politically, it would’ve put Mitch McConnell and the GOP in a very tough bind. How do you justify blocking a nominee

Replacing Antonin Scalia: What Would Woodrow Wilson Do?

The reality of the situation that this nation finds itself in, for lack of a better word, can only be described as grim. In an election year where it seems the impossible becomes possible, with the candidacy of Trump serving as evidence of the absurd, the situation just became a tad more complicated.  On Saturday afternoon,

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

I’ve never been one to hold back and mince words. I’m not going to wax poetically or pine over the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Legal scholars will trip over themselves heaping praise on him, and they’ll be quick to point out how brilliant a jurist he was. So what? He was a Supreme Court

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