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Jack Goldsmith Responds to Critics on the Dangers of Prosecuting (or not Prosecuting) Trump for Trying to Overturn the 2020 Election
I was one of the critics he responded to, and in this post I offer a rejoinder.
Plus: A listener inquires about the potential positive effects of ranked-choice voting reforms.
Body camera footage shows that Delaware police cited Jonathan Guessford for flipping them off, even though they later agreed it was his right to do so
The judges recognize that Congress ended their ability to review the Mountain Valley Pipeline, but they seem none too happy about it.
Apparently $600 million to improve a very nice stadium isn’t enough.
End the government’s plea-bargaining racket with open and adversarial jury trials.
A federal judge ruled in favor of an Idaho death-row inmate who says that the state is "psychologically torturing" him.
The decision supports the notion that victims are entitled to recourse when the state retaliates against people for their words. But that recourse is still not guaranteed.
The injunction is the latest in a series of setbacks for the Biden administration's loan forgiveness agenda.
The lack of oversight and the general absence of a long-term vision is creating inefficiency, waste, and red ink as far as the eye can see.
Giving presidents impunity for using force and fraud to try to nullify election results is far worse than any potential risk of prosecuting Trump.
The law makes it harder to record and observe police activity.
Plus: Ohio Issue 1 defeated, Supreme Court pauses order vacating gun regulations, and more...
The Kids Online Safety Act imposes an amorphous "duty of care" that would compromise anonymous speech and restrict access to constitutionally protected content.
For now, doctors who end pregnancies when a woman’s life is at risk can still be prosecuted.
Plus: Backpage trial pushed back, Bidenomics doens't resonate, and more...
Recent articles by Lawfare and Walter Olson perform a valuable service on this front.
Another exercise in nonsense by state lawmakers in California.
Plus: More takes on the Trump indictment, Biden's new student loan plan is here, and more...
Since Congress designed and implemented the last budget process in 1974, only on four occasions have all of the appropriations bills for discretionary spending been passed on time.
UVA Dean of Students 'Purposefully Tampered' With Investigations Into Student's Speech, Lawsuit Claims
UVA found "insufficient evidence" to conclude that Morgan Bettinger called protesters "good speed bumps." They punished her anyway.
The proposal would raise the federal minimum wage by 134 percent.
Promoting impunity for violating rights as a policy tool? What could go wrong?
Retribution, Deterrence, and the Case for Prosecuting Trump for Conspiring to Overturn the 2020 Election
His attempt to stay in power despite losing an election is well worthy of prosecution and punishment, on grounds of retribution and deterrence.
The Legally Authorized Charges Against Donald Trump and Hunter Biden Don't Tell Us What Justice Requires
The nature of their conduct is a better indicator of the punishment they deserve.
Plus: California tries to stop professors from testifying in suit over COVID education policies, state Republicans aren't all abandoning free market economics, and more...
When a bystander offered to give the officers flotation devices and a small boat, they refused.
A White House panel says the FBI's internal control over Section 702 databases are "insufficient to ensure compliance and earn the public's trust."
Even if background check applicants are guilty of wrongdoing, imposing lifetime bans on gainful employment is not a good policy.
Players can experience for themselves how difficult, expensive, and exhausting it is to come to the country legally.
The Supreme Court vacated a stay entered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Justice Alito was wrong to suggest Congress has no authority to regulate the Court. But that authority is itself subject to constraint.
The plan's supporters say it won't push costs onto taxpayers.
If you're getting Satoshi's name wrong, you might not know what you're talking about.