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Multiple Agendas in Attack on ICC

by Aryeh Neier | Jul 31, 2020 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Though Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton is now at odds with the president, the Trump administration seems to have belatedly adopted Bolton’s policy of extreme hostility to the International Criminal Court as its own. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has now called the ICC “corrupt”—without any evidence—and labeled it a “kangaroo court.” Further, […]

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Trump-Appointed Judges Hold Police Immune and Refuse to Curb Violence

by Elliot Mincberg | Jun 23, 2020 | Legal Affairs

As protests continue around the country, sparked by the brutal killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, one important question concerns the accountability our justice system provides for police violence against African Americans. The answer is: clearly not enough. As we recommit to fighting systemic racism within the criminal justice system, we must […]

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Impeachment’s Legal Battle Beneath The Televised Food Fight

by Richard L. Brodsky | Nov 22, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

There’s a rich menu of political and gotcha goodies to choose from if you watch the impeachment hearings as entertainment. If you watch as a lawyer there are emerging battles that are more consequential. It isn’t yet clear how the varying legal positions of Democrats and Republicans will affect the practical results. But both the […]

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Four Trump Judges Try to Immunize Flint Officials from Liability for Flint Water Crisis

by People For the American Way | Jun 24, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

In our May issue we published Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears by Elliot Mincberg, a senior fellow at the indispensable People for the American Way (PFAW), on the alarming impact Trump appointees are already having on the federal courts. Analysts at PFAW have continued to monitor the decisions of these judges, and The Spectator is presenting […]

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Kavanaugh and Gorsuch Cast Deciding Votes to Overrule Precedent and Further Endanger Roe v. Wade

by Elliot Mincberg | May 23, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

In our May issue we published Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears by Elliot Mincberg, a senior fellow at the indispensable People for the American Way (PFAW), on the alarming impact Trump appointees are already having on the federal courts. Analysts at PFAW have continued to monitor the decisions of these judges, and The Spectator is presenting […]

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