Category Archives: The Rule of Law

The Extremist’s Veto: What Happens If We Don’t Prosecute Trump?

When it comes to the topic of prosecuting former, twice-impeached Donald Trump, some asshole with a blog noted: Our political discourse is admitting that, if the left, construed broadly loses, then they might protest and do non-violent things, but if … Continue reading

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There Is No Neutral Position for the Department of Justice

Sunday, the NY Times reported that the Department of Justice is debating whether or not to delay investigating Trump due to unwritten, informal policies (the norms!) about charging officials close to an election. This ignores the obvious reality that the … Continue reading

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ALL UR NUKULAR IS BELONG TO TRUMP

Amidst all the HAET TAEKS about the Mar-A-Lago raid, I’ll just add that for federal employees, the wanton disregard by Trump et alia for rules, regulations, and the law is incredibly demoralizing. As bad as a rule-following bureaucracy might be, … Continue reading

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An Ultimate (Judicial) Veto Point

Of a sort. Looking at the reaction to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh being heckled by protestors while dining at Morton’s Steakhouse (lots of ‘dining at Morton’s isn’t a right enumerated in the Constitution’ jokes, along with a healthy dose … Continue reading

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A HAWT TAEK on the Clarence and Ginny Thomas Scandal

Maybe we should call it ‘Thomas-gate’? (No, that’s not the HAWT TAEK). I realize that Supreme Court Justice Thomas shouldn’t automatically be considered to share his wife’s bugshitcrazytarian views on the election. But Democrats should call on him to recognize … Continue reading

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But His Documents!

Over the weekend, this story broke about Trump’s incessant shredding of official documents–which needless to say is illegal (boldface mine): President Donald Trump tore up briefings and schedules, articles and letters, memos both sensitive and mundane. He ripped paper into … Continue reading

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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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