Bill Blum: An estimated $35 million was spent to fund Mueller’s work; now it’s time for ordinary Americans to hear from him under oath.
Bill Blum: But what about Clinton and the Democrats? With all the attention on Trump, it’s easy to forget the Clinton campaign’s election law transgressions associated with paying for the Steele dossier.
Bill Blum: If you are looking for confirmation that the Supreme Court is moving ever further to the right, you don’t have to wait for its decisions in a pair of pivotal cases concerning partisan gerrymandering and the census.
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Bill Blum: The current Democratic leadership, guided by Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, fears that a Trump impeachment will more closely resemble the failed campaign to remove President Bill Clinton from office than the successful effort against Nixon.
Bill Blum: Though not explicitly mentioned, a concept of the presidency that constitutional scholars call “the theory of the unitary executive” is deeply embedded in the attorney general’s testimony.
Bill Blum: he idea for reinstating the citizenship question came from discussions including White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, both of whom have long histories as proponents of anti-immigrant policies.
Bill Blum: If you want to understand the Mueller report, the last thing you should do is rely on Barr’s attempts to summarize Mueller’s findings.
Bill Blum: While it’s too early to conclude, in the strict legal sense, that Barr is covering up Mueller’s findings, it’s also irresponsible to dismiss such a possibility.
Bill Blum: He issues his opinions often in dissent or as idiosyncratic concurrences, geared toward upsetting liberal precedents, returning American law to the libertarian free-market jurisprudence of the Gilded Age, and neutralizing litigation as an instrument of progressive social and economic reform.
Bill Blum: For those reading the tea leaves from today’s proceedings, it looks as though the court is poised to uphold the authority of lawmakers to gerrymander to their heart’s content.
Bill Blum: Not only does it grant reprieves to the state’s 737 death row inmates, it repeals the state’s lethal-injection protocol and will close the infamous execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison.
Bill Blum: The problem, legally, is that the National Emergencies Act (NEA) of 1976, the law that enabled Trump to make his declaration, provides an easy pathway to abuse of power.