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Dumber than Dersh

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On January 22, 2020
The impeachment of Donald Trump has thrust Jay Sekulow, the dimwitted Zelig of the Neoconfederate legal movement, into the public spotlight. The results have been even more hilarious than you’d expect: President Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow flew into a rage Tuesday evening because he misheard a common legal phrase. Representative Val Demings, one of the […]
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The Pride of Maple Ridge

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On January 21, 2020
Yes yes yes: Walker received 76.6 per cent of votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America during his 10th and final year on the Hall of Fame ballot. Players need at least 75 per cent of the votes to get into the Hall of Fame and Walker received only 54.6 per cent […]

#FreeGreenwald

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On January 21, 2020

This is really bad: Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged the American journalist Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes for his role in the spreading of cellphone messages that have embarrasse

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There won’t really be a trial

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On January 21, 2020
There’s a limit to how outraged I can be by this given the extent to which it was baked in when the process started, but needless to say this is going to be a quick and clean acquittal on the part of the Senate: Mr. McConnell’s trial rules, which limited each side’s arguments to 24 […]
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Alexander Hamilton in Federalist #65: A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or […]
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