Recent Justice Commentaries

The Road Most Traveled
Embed from Getty Images When it was reported that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito refused to recuse himself from cases concerning the January 6 insurrection because he had far-right flags flying over two of his homes that supported the “Stop the Steal” campaign, Alito had a ready response to Congress. “I had nothing whatsoever to do with flying the flags....
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June 14, 2024
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Trump Supporters Need to Read This Before They Vote
If you are a Trump supporter or are considering voting for the former president, you need to read and seriously consider the observations from the people who worked closely with him: “His understanding of global events . . . of US history was really limited. It’s really hard to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t even understand the concept...
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February 27, 2024
Words Matter
Embed from Getty Images It begins like this: Bit by little bit, misleading words grow in shadows where they are picked up and spread. Bit by bit, false conspiracies are created and multiplied. Lies spread, becoming a wildfire of hate from those who feel isolated, threatened, fearful. According to a Washington Post/University of Maryland poll,  » Read more about: Words Matter...
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January 5, 2024
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It’s Called Citizenship, Mr. Trump
Even as former President Donald Trump finds himself facing 4 criminal indictments, his hardcore supporters continue to parrot his false accusations that the charges against him are politically motivated. However, in his never ending bluster and blame marathon, Trump and his base overlook one crucial detail in the decision-making behind all those charges. Prosecutors don’t indict; grand juries do. That’s...
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August 17, 2023
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We Are All Americans
Last week’s arraignment of former President Donald Trump was unprecedented in many ways. I contacted retired journalist Bob Wilson to interview some of the individuals who waited in a long line, many overnight. Here’s how that conversation went. “Jim, I’m outside the E. Barrett Prettyman courthouse in downtown DC and the line of people waiting outside is something one only...
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August 8, 2023
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Donald Trump: Victim
UPDATE: Apologies to readers. I’m facing several detail deadlines for the new book. I expect to be posting a cover image and details in August. The photos are fake; the boxes were planted; the tape of him talking about the secret documents to his attorney was faked; he never attacked E. Jean Carroll; never paid hush money to Stormy; and...
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June 13, 2023
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Bottom of the 9th
Okay sports fans, it’s the bottom of the 9th and the question on everyone’s mind is: Does Team Trump have any chance at scoring any runs in the last game of “Is there any justice in America?” Thus far, justice appears to have the edge at 4 – 0. But you never know what kind of players Trump may send...
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March 25, 2023
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“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Violence, upheaval throughout much of the world, what would Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, the father of nonviolent resistance, say? This week marks the 75th anniversary of Gandhi’s death at the hands of an assassin on his way to a prayer service in Delhi. While Gandhi was an anti-colonialist who practiced and taught his followers non-violent resistance to deal with injustice, Gandhi...
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February 3, 2023
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The Supremes
Since this is a two-parter, I’m going to start with a little background. The Supreme Court is expected to have a higher standard than the other two branches of government. We rely on the accumulated legal wisdom of 9 justices—not their political persuasions—to make decisions that affect the entire country. Great idea, yes? Of course. But since all men are...
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January 24, 2023
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Will It Matter?
The country is facing a confluence of alarming events that challenge even the best optimists. Thus far, the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol has held 8 hearings with testimony from key witnesses. Among them: Capitol police, Justice officials, White House aides, state Republican election officials, a conservative judge, a member of the Oath Keepers whose...
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July 26, 2022