Tag Archive: Law

Jan 16 2020

Impeachment: Yes, Trump Broke Federal Law

The first article of impeachment charges him with abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine to assist him in his re-election campaign by damaging Democratic rivals. Using the powers of his high office, President Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States Presidential election. He did so through a scheme …

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Jun 10 2019

Equal Rights Amendment – One State From Ratification

On June 4th, one hundred years ago, congress passed the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote after it was ratified by the states one year later. While the amendment was a huge step for women’s rights, it did not protect them against discrimination. It did not guarantee equality with men. That brings …

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Apr 28 2019

Rant of the Week: Bill Maher – Crime and No Punishment

In his New Rule segment of his HBO show “Real Time,” Bill Maher takes Special Counsel Robert Mueller to task for not holding Trump accountable for his crimes. No one is above the law.

Mar 21 2019

Follow That Cow

It’s never ceases to amaze just how stupid some politicians are. Not does it never cease to amaze when the consequences of their actions backfires. Prime example would be Republican California Representative Devin Nunes, he of the midnight run to the White House to prove “no collusion,” who filed $250 million lawsuit against Twitter, specifically …

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Mar 07 2019

The Russian Connection: Manafort Sentenced

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison on five counts of tax fraud, one count of hiding his foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud, far below the minimum sentencing guidelines of 19 to 24 years. “I think the sentencing range is excessive,” U.S. District Judge T.S. …

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Mar 06 2019

Agnew, Nixon, and Trump

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow looks back at the context of the 1973 Department of Justice memo that serves as part of the basis for the conventional wisdom that a sitting president cannot be indicted, and shares insights from former Justice Department official J.T. Smith, who says the matter should be reconsidered. Walter Dellinger is a …

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Oct 07 2018

Rant of the Week: Chris Hayes – Equal Justice Under Law

What Chris Hayes said Thursday night.

Jul 24 2018

Stopping Presidential Wars

One of my favorite constitutional lawyers is Bruce Fein. Although he is considered a conservative and was one of the authors of the articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, Fein advocated for the dual impeachment of Pres. George W. Bush and his vice president, Dick Cheney, during a discussion with then Washington correspondent for …

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Jun 15 2018

The Trump Foundation: Family’s Personal Piggy Bank

The New York State Attorney General has sued the Trump Foundation accusing the Trump family of essentially using the non-profit as their personal piggy bank. The New York State attorney general’s office filed a scathingly worded lawsuit on Thursday taking aim at the Donald J. Trump Foundation, accusing the charity and the Trump family of …

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Jun 15 2018

The Russian Connection: Locked Him Up

Not unexpectedly former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort had his bail revoked and was jailed for suspected tampering tampering. At his arraignment on the charges, federal Judge Amy Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia said that Manafort could not remain free under the circumstances and there was no way for …

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