Author: Paul Campos

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What is a legal argument?

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On November 11, 2019
I think the United States senate is a terrible, pernicious, dysfunctional institution, and the country would be much better off with a unicameral legislature, as well as term limits for federal judges, strict limits on campaign financing, decriminalized drug laws, a University of Michigan football team that could beat Ohio State more than once a […]
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Annals of toadyism

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On November 9, 2019
This is a thing that exists: Ask any liberal—and many moderate conservatives—and they’ll tell you that Donald Trump is a threat to the rule of law as delineated by the U.S. Constitution. Mainstream media outlets have gleefully reported fresh examples of alleged executive overreach or authoritarian rhetoric nearly every day of his presidency. In the […]

There is no bottom

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On November 7, 2019

Not in the mood for jokes about the series, but feel free to fill my lacunae if you’re so inclined:  It was early September, and Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, faced an agon

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A New York state judge ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to a collection of nonprofit organizations in connection with a settlement with the New York state attorney general’s office to resolve a civil lawsuit alleging the foundation unlawfully coordinated with the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. In her decision filed Thursday, Justice Saliann […]

Epiphanies

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On November 6, 2019

My guess is that he’s high on his own supply. . . . and I realize politics is a contact sport, but Biden’s attacks on Warren as an “elitist” are both wildly misleading, and mer

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Apparently Kentucky law gives the legislature all sorts of discretion in this regard: Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers threw another wrench into the state’s razor-thin gubernatorial outcome late Tuesday night, saying that the legislature could decide the race. Stivers’ comments came shortly after Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede to Attorney General Andy Beshear, who […]
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