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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...

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The Dark Side of Roberts’ Ruling


AP/Mary Ann Chastain

With the “salvation” of the Affordable Care Act, the Roberts court has pushed constitutional authority toward a form of federalism that advances the interests of corporations above the rest of society.

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Three Recent Supreme Court Decisions That Reveal Dangerous Intentions


AP/Artist rendering

As the country waits in fear and loathing for the high tribunal to drop the dime on Obamacare, we might do well to parse the damage Chief Justice John Roberts and his colleagues have already done this term to our collective rights and liberties.

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Health Care Mandate Threatens Progressive Legacy


AP / Charles Dharapak

The Supreme Court is now prepared to sidestep if not reverse decades of law, and the damage won’t stop with health care.

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The Right’s Boon in Knox v. SEIU


Steve Rhodes (CC-BY)

On the surface, the case of Knox v. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) lacks blockbuster appeal. But in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, it has the potential to further rig the playing field in favor of big business and the right wing.

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 READ MORE

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Three Supreme Court Cases That Should Worry You


AP / J. Scott Applewhite

If the Roberts court is consistent, 2012 could be remembered as a very bad year for working people, minorities and the poor.

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 READ MORE

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Why the First Amendment Won’t Protect Occupiers


Timothy Krause (CC-BY)

Those who believe the courts will come to the rescue have bought into the popular mythology surrounding the amendment’s depth and reach.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 READ MORE

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The Case You Go to Law School For


AP / Reed Saxon

Meet the woman who spent 22 years working alone and without pay to set free a convicted serial killer who, in all likelihood, is innocent.

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Bill Blum
Bill Blum

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 such publications as Crawdaddy magazine, In These Times, The Nation, The Progressive, the ABA Journal, the Orange County Register, the San Jose Mercury News, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and Los Angeles magazine.

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