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Bill Blum is a former judge and death penalty defense attorney. He is the author of three legal thrillers published by Penguin/Putnam (“Prejudicial Error,” “The Last Appeal” and “The Face of Justice”) and is a contributing writer for California Lawyer magazine. His nonfiction work has appeared in...

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As His Defenses to Obstruction Charges Fail, Donald Trump May Fall Back on Pleading the Fifth


It could be the president’s only option if he ends up entangled by his own incriminating statements, and by evidence from others.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017

Trump Will Be a Nightmare Client for His Legal Dream Team


Even the best defense attorneys may not be able to save the president from himself. (Marc Kasowitz, Donald Trump’s longtime attorney, is pictured.)

Posted on May 30, 2017

From Bill Maher to Sigmund Freud: A Very Unfunny Look at the Enduring Politics of Hate


Freud’s insights—from his writings and exchanges with Albert Einstein more than eight decades ago—offer a crucial perspective into America’s current political crisis.

Posted on May 8, 2017

Why Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Is Unfit to Be Attorney General


In the few short weeks since his confirmation, Sessions has come forth with a number of loathsome actions or statements on race, ethnicity or minority rights. And he’s probably just getting started.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017

A New, Progressive Form of Federalism Is Spreading With the GOP in Control


To derail Donald Trump’s domestic agenda, the left is bolstering the autonomy of states and cities to protect minorities, the poor, the undocumented and our ecosystems.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017

Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies


Our 42nd president contributed a substantial share to the nation’s pattern of xenophobia.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017

Hacking the Election: We Should Call Trump’s Bluff for a Watergate-Style Inquiry


If the president wants a full-blown investigation to address his wiretapping claims against his predecessor, let’s have it—and get the answers to three crucial questions in the process.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017

Trump’s War on Immigrants Has Already Reached the Supreme Court


A series of cases on the current docket—not the president’s “Muslim ban”—has brought the contentious issue of immigration to the nation’s top court.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017

Court Takes Trump to the Woodshed for a Lesson on Judicial Review


The “Muslim ban” has been addressed under a time-honored scrutiny. But with the president’s team sending mixed signals, the question is: Has the administration learned anything?

Posted on Feb 14, 2017

Meet Neil Gorsuch, the New Antonin Scalia


President Trump has very likely found just the man to pick up where the late Supreme Court justice left off.

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

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