I've got a piece up at NRO about about how nobody — even Trump-haters like me — should be comfortable with federal prosecutors' broad power to catch people not for underlying misconduct, but for reactions to the investigation.
Oh Ken . . . . What. I have . . . . [giggles uncontrollably] Oh Lord save me. I have a question about WEINERS. Is there any hope I can get a foil who's not twelve? Don't be an old grouch. Can you explain Anthony Weiner's guilty plea? Ugh. Why? It's tawdry. People are […]
More than a decade ago I stood next to my client, a fourth-grade-educated immigrant using a Spanish interpreter, as a federal judge explained epistemology to him at length. The road to this moment was rocky. The client had previously attempted to plead guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Midway through his previous […]
This is the latest post in the Prenda Law saga. From the start, the perpetrators of the nationwide fraud scheme frequently known as "Prenda Law" have obeyed the most basic rules of sociopaths and con artists: admit nothing, deny everything, aggressively accuse the victims of misconduct. In fact, that's how I got interested in the […]
If a tree falls in the forest, does it make sound? If a right goes unrecognized and defied by the people charged with enforcing it, is it a right at all? It's not always a philosophical question. Anne King of Washington County, Georgia griped on Facebook that her ex-husband, Corey King, wouldn't go pick up […]
The media — and as a result, America — has a problem distinguishing old from new. I'm not talking about incessant Hollywood reboots of old movies and TV shows. I'm talking about the tendency to portray the most recent expression of an established policy or law as a new development — something that confirms our […]
Look at a politician's web page and you'll find nonsense. Broad proclamations, empty pronouncements, pandering of every stripe, condescending twaddle — it's all there, year in and year out, from one office-holder to the next. The new White House web page hastily thrown up by President Trump's team is no exception. It ought to be […]
If you trash-talk a business and the owner sues you, the legal path is clear. You're protected by the First Amendment, indolent bloggers may write to support you, luminaries like Paul Alan Levy may get all up in your grill, and legislatures may pass laws to protect you. But what are your rights if you're […]
This is the latest post in the Prenda Law saga. More than three and a half years ago I started covering a copyright-troll firm called Prenda Law, which came to my attention because it was filing defamation suits against critics accusing it of wrongdoing. Rarely does the Streisand Effect so utterly annihilate a group of […]
I've got a new post up at Fault Lines about the latest case of "oops I didn't get convicted of what the FBI was investigating but I got convicted of lying to them about it."