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Bill Blum

Bill Blum

Bill Blum is a Los Angeles lawyer and a former state of California administrative law judge. He is a columnist with Truthdig.com, and a regular contributor to The Progressive.

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Unless and until Assange’s prosecution is dismissed, no publication will be safe from the Administration’s vengeance and overreach. Read more

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U.S. Census Bureau

The idea for reinstating the citizenship question came from discussions including White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, both of whom have long histories as proponents of anti-immigrant policies. Read more

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If the court upholds partisan gerrymandering, it will be a bad day for democracy. Read more

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Office of Senator Ted Cruz

It hasn’t taken Kavanaugh long to show his true colors. The big reveal came on February 7, when he voted against a “stay” that will keep a draconian Louisiana abortion law from taking effect. Read more

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Michael Vadon and Nick-D

This could be the biggest thing since Watergate. Read more

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USAF

“No person shall be…subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…”—the Fifth Amendment. Read more

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Is packing the court “necessary to save democracy”? Read more

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The White House

The Trump Administration lauded Kavanaugh as a judge who “protects American businesses from illegal job-killing regulation.” Read more

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Impeachment is not limited to indictable offenses. As Alexander Hamilton wrote, impeachment extends to serious violations of “the public trust.” Read more

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Recent rulings expose the high court’s anti-worker bias. Read more

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Franz Jantzen

The case could embolden other states to take steps to disenfranchise minorities, homeless, low-income, and people with disabilities—i.e., those who tend to vote Democratic. Read more

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Shutterstock

The case took aim at deceptive advertising that undermines and confuses women about their treatment options. Read more

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Skeeze

If the legal theories advanced by Janus’s attorneys seem like a smokescreen to obscure a political attack on unions, that’s because they are. Read more

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