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  • COVID and the Courts
    COVID and the Courts

    The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an absolutely unprecedented crisis in the criminal justice system. Across California, courts have largely responded by limiting access to the courts, delaying trials ...

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  • The Underdiscussed Power of The Chief Justice in an Impeachment Trial
    The Underdiscussed Power of The Chief Justice in an Impeachment Trial

    I have not written here about politics in a while. And I am not really doing so now. Instead, I’m writing about procedure, which just so happens to be the procedure of an impeachment trial in the ...

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  • The Documentary,
    The Documentary, "Knock Down the House"

    I watched an amazing documentary on Netflix yesterday, “ Knock down the House .” The movie follows four candidates, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearingen, during the 2018 ...

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  • Thoughts on Robert Mueller's Investigation
    Thoughts on Robert Mueller's Investigation

    After almost two years of waiting, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is finally over and his 400 page report has been submitted to the Department of Justice. Predictably, it has not done ...

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  • Edward Snowden: Patriot and Hero
    Edward Snowden: Patriot and Hero

    Edward Snowden has been on my mind recently. His name has been back in the news recently because Congress has been revisiting many of the abuses that we never would have known about had Snowden not ...

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  • Marc Kelly: A Man of Courage
    Marc Kelly: A Man of Courage

    "The truth is, that, even with the most secure tenure of office, during good behavior, the danger is not, that the judges will be too firm in resisting public opinion, and in defence of private rights ...

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