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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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Black Lives Don’t Matter to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton


The carnage in many minority neighborhoods across America remains unacceptable. Yet both major-party presidential candidates have chosen to snub and malign the Black Lives Matter movement and the cause it represents.

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Clinton and Trump Are Rich and Pals of the Rich—and That Could Be a Huge Problem for the Nation


Whatever the differences between the two nominees, either will function as an emissary of the powerful who control America. That’s the conflict of interest we all should be talking about.

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The Right-Wing Legacy of Justice Lewis Powell, and What It Means for the Supreme Court Today


The late Justice Antonin Scalia may loom large in recent SCOTUS history, but another conservative member of the top court was hugely influential in his own right.

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The Psychopathology of Donald Trump


Does Donald Trump only say crazy things, or does he say crazy things because he actually is crazy?

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Supreme Court Leans Left in the Wake of Antonin Scalia’s Death


All things considered, the Supreme Court’s just-completed term was a good one for liberals and progressives.

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Antonin Scalia and the Clear and Present Danger of Second Amendment Fundamentalism


The late Supreme Court justice, having bestowed the Constitution’s blessing on personal gun rights, bears responsibility for our collective impotence in response to the madness of gun violence in America.

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How Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Hulk Hogan Threaten Freedom of the Press


The power elites that rule America are threatening the First Amendment again—and the assault is not coming just from government agencies.

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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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