Category Archives: The Rule of Law

It’s the Emoluments, Stupid

It has been obvious from nearly day one that Il Trumpe is a non-stop violation of the emoluments clause in the Constitution, since he has not divested from his hotel businesses. Well, he just keeps on keeping on (boldface mine): … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Resistance Rebellion And Death, The Rule of Law

Jury Nullification, the 2019 Edition

In an excellent, must-read piece by David Neiwert about a shooting during a confrontation between anti-fascists and Milo supporters (in the ancient days of 2017, when he was still famous), he describes something very disturbing from the trial of the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Resistance Rebellion And Death, The Rule of Law

“Take the Land”: Impeach Him, Impeach Him Now

I’m old enough to remember when conservatives used to get upset when–oh fuck, why do I even bother? (boldface mine) President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that … Continue reading

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Democrats Fire a Warning Shot at the Supreme Court

It only took thirty years or so, but Democrats seem to coming to a slow understanding that the Supreme Court is hopelessly politicized. In an amicus brief, several Democratic senators, led by Sen. Whitehouse (RI) have laid out in very … Continue reading

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Cars Turned Everyone Into Lawbreakers

And we’re still paying the price for that. There’s a really interesting article about the effects of the automobile on policing and law enforcement (read the whole thing). For me, this was the key part (boldface mine): Contrary to what … Continue reading

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Still No Letter For Trump’s Taxes

I have no idea if Trump’s taxes would DESTROY! him, but seriously investigating him was part of the 2018 election pitch (boldface mine): There was supposed to be one genuinely easy victory for the new Democratic majority in the House. … Continue reading

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If We Restore The Rule Of Law, It Will, At First, Seem Capricious

Last week, with double whammy of the Paul Manafort (under)sentencing and the college admissions scandal, there was a lot of chatter about the fall of elites (not that they were ever so uplifted to start with) and the possibly terminal … Continue reading

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Why The Failure To Get Trump’s Taxes Is So Upsetting

I seem to be one of the few people beating on the drum of getting Il Trumpe’s taxes–something that could happen if the Democratic head of the Ways and Means committee, Rep. Richard Neal, just wrote a damn letter. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Fucking Morons, The Rule of Law

A Modest Proposal: Enforce All The Laws

This week, in response to the murder of a woman who was killed by a panhandler she was trying to help, a really rich guy wrote an op-ed arguing that police should enforce the panhandling laws: Baltimore City has a … Continue reading

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Punish Companies That Store But Can’t Protect Your Data

I would be worried about the recent Marriot data breach, but I’m already taking defensive measures because I’ve been a victim of data breaches. At this point, who hasn’t? Nonetheless, this proposal is a decent start (boldface mine): This doesn’t … Continue reading

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