Category Archives: The Rule of Law

A Colorado Judge Issues a Cry for Help

Last week, a Colorado judge, in a hearing to decide if Trump should be removed from the presidential ballot in Colorado on the basis of violating the insurrection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (‘Section Three’), ruled that Trump did commit … Continue reading

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The End of Chevron Deference

While the post title sounds like a bad spy thriller, Chevron deference is actually a cornerstone of the modern administrative state in the U.S., so naturally, the batshitloonitarians on the Supreme Court (aka ‘Republican appointees’) might obliterate it (boldface mine): … Continue reading

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Fani Willis and the Failure of Conservatism as Policy

And by conservatism, I mean conservatism as it is espoused and done, not think tank white papers. A recent Messenger article describes how District Attorney Fani Willis, who has indicted Trump and many others on RICO charges related to attempts … Continue reading

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One Key Point About the Georgia Indictment

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Jack Goldsmith’s Silly Ant-Trump Prosecution Op-Ed and the Needed Corollary to Murc’s Law

The NY Times, continuing in the tradition of giving equal opportunity to stupid arguments, published an op-ed by conservative Jack Goldsmith, who argues that prosecuting Trump would (further) delegitimize the Department of Justice for a part of the population, and … Continue reading

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The Surreal Nature of the Recent Trump Indictment Is an Indictment of Our Judicial System

What I find surreal about the recent Trump indictment is that everyone knows Trump did what he is accused of doing, with the exception of some delusional conservatives. The January 6th congressional hearings illustrated in further detail what many of … Continue reading

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The Trump Indictment Isn’t about Free Speech

It’s about a conspiracy to unlawfully overturn an election. David Dayen notes the obvious (boldface mine): …they claim that you cannot criminalize free speech, even as special counsel Jack Smith took pains to say in the complaint that Trump could … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Indictment

In no particular order: Yesterday was not a Solemn or Sad Day. January 6, the day of the Insurrection, was a sad day. Yesterday was a good day, even a joyous one. Given all of the misery he caused–not to … Continue reading

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He’s Just an Insider Threat

One of the things about living in D.C. is one can encounter the rules and regulations of official Wor-Shing-Tun quite often–many people have to (or have had to) deal with various federal workplace policies. As information technology becomes more critical, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About That Indictment

Bed, bath, and beyond a reasonable doubt In no particular order: Upon further reflection, I’m concerned that Judge Aileen “Loose” Cannon is the judge, not so much because she is a partisan hack (though she is), but because she is … Continue reading

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