Laying out the case that Trump obstructed justice

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Politics |    October 10, 2017 |    |   61 Hits

The Brookings Institute has released a report that outlines the case that President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey. Authors Barry Berke, Noah Bookbinder and Norman Eisen “break down and analyze” whether the president may … Continue reading

Isn’t it time?

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Politics |    October 3, 2017 |    |   35 Hits

Just a year and a few months after the previous deadliest mass killing in America, 59 more people are dead and at least 527 are recovering from gunshot wounds at the latest deadliest mass killing in our nation. 49 were … Continue reading

The New Yorker profiles NTL Executive Committee member Gloria Allred

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Politics |    September 26, 2017 |    |   43 Hits

Known as well outside the courtroom as in, The National Trial Lawyers Executive Committee member Gloria Allred sometimes faces criticism for her deft use of the media. In The New Yorker, Jia Tolentino profiles the well-known champion for women’s rights. … Continue reading

Podcast: The effects of mass incarceration on a 15-year-old

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Politics |    September 22, 2017 |    |   36 Hits

In a podcast available at, Danielle Allen discusses the impact of mass incarceration on her cousin, who was imprisoned at 15. Ms. Allen is the author of Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. She talks about her … Continue reading

A former federal prosecutor on where Mueller’s probe is likely heading

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Politics |    September 18, 2017 |    |   39 Hits

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is vast, and many people are speculating on where it might go. However, it helps to have familiarity with how federal prosecutors build these kinds of cases, … Continue reading

Legal intrigue at White House from Mueller probe

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Politics |    September 18, 2017 |    |   46 Hits

A couple of President Trump’s lawyers may wish they’d been a little more selective in choosing where they sat for lunch, after a New York Times reporter overheard them discussing the drama, intrigue and mutual suspicion going on in the … Continue reading

Trump can’t stop blaming both sides for Charlottesville

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Politics |    September 14, 2017 |    |   80 Hits

Despite all the trouble it’s gotten him in, President Donald Trump can’t stop blaming both white supremacists and those who stood up to them in Charlottesville for the violence that ended with a young woman’s death. According to CNBC, Trump … Continue reading

Welcome to The Trial Lawyer’s new political blog!

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Politics |    September 14, 2017 |    |   33 Hits

As any subscriber to The Trial Lawyer knows, politics is how laws get made. Perhaps more explicitly, laws are made by politicians. Therefore lawyers tend, to greater or lesser degrees, to follow politics not just as observers, but as interested … Continue reading

Pharma bro’s lack of self control lands him in jail

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Politics |    September 14, 2017 |    |   28 Hits

Martin Shkreli, the “pharma bro” America loves to hate, finally went too far with his bizarre comments and now has plenty of time to consider his actions in jail. On Wednesday, US District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto revoked his $5 million … Continue reading

What should Congress do about the ‘Dreamers?’

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Politics |    September 14, 2017 |    |   41 Hits

When President Trump announced he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted by President Obama, he gave Congress six months to come up with its own solution. Immigration has proven to be a thorny issue for … Continue reading