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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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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

Mainstream Media’s Wimpy Coverage of Inaugural Address Was No Surprise


Does the age of Trump signal a new era of McCarthyism—or worse, an American brand of fascism?

Posted on Jan 24, 2017

Can Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Be ‘Borked’?


The need for Democrats and the public to weigh in on the reshaping of the Supreme Court in 2017 will be as important as it was during the Reagan era.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017

The 2016 SCOTUS Awards: A Look Back at the Year That Was


It’s time for Truthdig’s annual—and only partially tongue-in-cheek—review of the highlights, lowlights, pratfalls and pitfalls of the Supreme Court over the past 12 months.

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Talk of Impeaching Trump May Be Premature, but Its Time Will Come


As the Trump era unfolds and the mad tea party he has assembled to staff his Cabinet grabs the reins of policy, his administration is certain to unleash a groundswell of opposition and resistance.

Posted on Dec 6, 2016

Will Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Make America White Again?


He and his supporters may have whitewashed his record, but the Alabama senator’s past statements and actions can be described in a single word: racist.

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James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner and Our Descent Into Pulp Fiction Democracy


Forget WikiLeaks, speeches to Goldman Sachs and the behind-the-scenes machinations of John Podesta. The FBI director’s letter to Congress was the ultimate October surprise.

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