Bill Blum: Chief Justice John Roberts rules the roost—and while he may be a swing vote, make no mistake: Roberts is no liberal.
Sarah Hinger & Sylvia Torres-Guillén: Instead of counselors or other school and community-based supports stepping in to support and help these kids, school staff would effectively turn students over to the criminal justice system.
Ted Vaill: I thought I would use my 50+ years as a lawyer, prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, to provide some guidance to our elected representatives in their moment of glory.
Dahlia Ferlito: Lacey’s conservative positions on criminal justice are more closely aligned with the old white guard, city and county real estate developers, and allies of Donald Trump.
Ted Vaill: This history is recounted as a possible predictor of what will happen if (and after) Donald Trump is impeached.
Mel Gurtov: There is nothing, absolutely nothing, this man will not do to ensure his hold on power, including going to war.
Thom Harmann: Southern legislators and plantation owners lived not just in fear of their own slaves rebelling, but also in fear that their slaves could be emancipated through military service.
Ted Vaill: Mueller found possible obstruction of justice factual results, which tie in well to Barr’s findings of what would constitute obstruction of justice, before he knew what was in the Mueller Report
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.
John Peeler: The House will finally have to vote to impeach, or be accessory to Trump’s violations.
Ted Vaill: If you read the Report, it is clear that Mueller left a roadmap of things that remain to be completed.
John MacMurray: Impeachment proceedings would no doubt cut into the complicated tasks of unraveling Donald Trump’s decades-long web of suspicious financial transactions.
Phillip Smith: Sonny Mikell is emblematic of the tens of thousands of people, disproportionately black and brown, imprisoned with draconian sentences under increasingly repressive drug laws passed with bipartisan support in the 1980s and 1990s.