Category Archives: The Rule of Law

D.C. Statehood Isn’t Just about Two More Senators

I realize for most people D.C. statehood is viewed as the gain of two Democratic senators, but for residents of the mainland colony, the lack of statehood has real effects (boldface mine): Like many cities, the District of Columbia has … Continue reading

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Finally, Someone in Our So-Called Justice System Gets Jan. 6

Months ago, some asshole with a blog wrote: If Officer Goodman hadn’t faked out some of the insurrectionists, they would have had a free run to the Senate chamber. It was that close. Despite the histrionics and denialism of the … Continue reading

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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham Wanted the Cops to Shoot the Jan. 6 Insurrectionists

I think a fair number of Senators and House members are worried that they will be implicated in the January 6 Insurrection–more accurately, they know they are but are worried about being found out. But another reason for Republican concern … Continue reading

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One Law for Me, One Law for Thee: The Federal Judiciary Edition

The Wall Street Journal had a report describing how 131 federal judges–around fourteen percent of the total–failed to recuse themselves lawsuits involving firms in which they or their family held shares (boldface mine): More than 130 federal judges have violated … Continue reading

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Prosecute Those Around Trump

Over at the Nation, Jeet Heer argues the pros and cons of prosecuting Trump. While he comes down on the side of prosecuting Trump, my inclination is to let the state criminal proceedings continue: I think we’ll be pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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We Need to Vote for Law and Its Rule

And as much as I don’t like it, that means voting for Joe Biden. Mind you, this is from someone who had Biden at the bottom of his depth chart in the primary. I’m not saying he’ll be good–we’re not … Continue reading

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Policing, Polling, and Federalism

There’s some recent polling that has led to a lot of willful misinterpretation (boldface mine): For example, 39% of respondents supported proposals “to completely dismantle police departments and give more financial support to address homelessness, mental health, and domestic violence.” … Continue reading

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You Know Who Else Wanted to Defund the Police?

No, not HITLER! Here’s a hint (boldface mine): President Donald Trump was not shy about his admiration for police officers on the 2016 campaign trail — at one point simply stating, “I love the police. They’re the greatest.” But when … Continue reading

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Defund the Police? Well, We’ve Defunded Everything Else

Ok, so #NotAllPrograms and #NotInAllLocalMuncipalities. Still, when teachers have to go on statewide strikes to get better wages and living conditions, there’s the capacity to cut things, when we want to do so. After all, we managed to massively slash … Continue reading

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Policing as an Ideology

Will Wilkinson recently asked: At the risk of making an actually, well, yes, actually (boldface mine): The incidents in Chicago and Philadelphia are evidence that American police across the country share a coherent ideology. Armed white boys don’t code as … Continue reading

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