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June 24, 2017

The Courts

Semantics

Let’s assume your boss calls you into their office, tells you to close the door and sit down. If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking, “Oh, shit, what’d I do now?” But let’s leave my insecurity out of it for now, shall we? Your boss hands you a piece a paper with a name and

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

Dems Should Tell Mike Flynn To Take A Hike

So the man who said that anybody seeking immunity has probably committed a crime is now asking for immunity to testify before Congress. Now that’s what I call irony. Kudos to the Senate Intelligence Committee for rejecting the offer. It’s obvious that Mike Flynn knows his goose is cooked. Why on Earth would he be

Democrats Shouldn’t Waste Their Mulligan on Gorsuch

Golfers call it a Mulligan, named after the golfer David Mulligan who, after slicing a shot on his first tee, replaced his ball with another. He originally referred to it as a “correction” shot, but later amended it to say it was a Mulligan. The term stuck and today it is widely understood by most

Comey Finally Grows A Pair

No doubt it may seem like too little too late up in Chappaqua, but FBI Director James Comey finally put Donald Trump in his place. Responding to Trump’s ridiculous claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his penthouse suite at Trump Tower, Comey asked the Department of Justice to “publicly refute” the claim saying it is “false

Guest Contribution: The Injustice System

  The following guest contribution focusing on the American “war on drugs” was written by Jamal Mtshali, and is an excerpt from his book Last in Line: An American Destiny Deferred. More information about the author and his book can be found at the end of this piece. The War on Justice In America’s War on

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

Could Mitch McConnell’s Gamble Come Back To Haunt Him?

While Democrats rightly insist that the vacant seat on the Supreme Court was stolen from Barack Obama and should do everything in their limited power to prevent Donald Trump from filling it, there is another, potentially more cumbersome problem that could gum up the works, and not for Democrats but for the GOP.  Did Mitch

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

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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