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Category: Legal Affairs


Rein in the Prosecutors

by Don Siegelman | Feb 12, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

As a loyal Democrat, I might be the last person to argue that President Trump has gotten something right, even inadvertently. Still, in raising a possible bias by the FBI in the Russia collusion investigation, he has landed on a troubling issue. Based on my personal experience and observations, federal and state investigators and prosecutors […]

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High Court

High Court Shift to Right Favors Corporate Goals

by Andrew Cohen | Jan 29, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. And nearly 13 months later, on April 7, 2017, the Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick, Federal Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, to take Scalia’s seat. The extraordinary events of […]

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The Supreme Court

When Enough is Enough: The Trumping of the Courts

by Nan Aron | Jan 8, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell likes to tell the story about the time he looked President Barack Obama in the eye, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and told the president, by his own account, “You will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy.” The announcement was supremely frustrating in the moment but is ominous […]

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Letters: French Lessons on How to Grow the Middle Class

by | Jan 1, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Legal Affairs

To The Editor: I recently read Steven Pressman’s article “French Lessons on How to Grow the Middle Class” (The Washington Spectator, August 2018) and was surprised to read that the middle class comprises 50% of the population. Frankly I thought that was high and I wondered if Mr. Pressman could define the middle class. Before I […]

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Protesters in Charlottesville, Va.

Probing the Limits of Free Speech

by Aryeh Neier | Oct 18, 2017 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Forty years ago, in 1977, as the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, I defended the right of a small group of Chicago-area neo-Nazis to hold a march in Skokie, Illinois. At the time, that was very controversial. The ACLU was widely criticized. Skokie was home for a large number of Holocaust survivors. Holding […]

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