Category: The Law

Why No Lawyers Will Represent Trump

President Trump can’t find a top law firm that wants to represent him. He and his top aides have tried. They’ve looked around. They’ve had conference calls. But they got zip, nada, bupkis. The top litigators and their firms have…

The GOP Wants to Spam Your Voicemail

I think the election of Donald Trump proves that substance is overrated as a political tool, and I wonder whether the Democrats might get more mileage out of seizing on things that the Republicans do that are just plain unpopular…

Preet Bharara is on the Warpath Against Trump

Preet Bharara is the inspiration for the character played by Paul Giamatti on Showtime‘s hit program Billions. I’m not sure how he feels about that since the portrayal isn’t entirely sympathetic, but it’s an indication of Bharara’s reputation in certain…

Will Rod Rosenstein Keep His Promises?

Rod Rosenstein was only confirmed as deputy attorney general a little over two weeks ago, on Tuesday April 25th, 2017. The vote in the Senate was 94-6, with the only opposition coming from Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Catherine…

Who Likes the Nuclear Option?

As you contemplate Mitch McConnell’s exercise of the dreaded nuclear option, I want you to keep something in mind: The 2012 Wisconsin gubernatorial election were recall elections to elect the governor and lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. It resulted in voters…