ALL POSTS BY James D. Zirin
- January 12, 2021
The feral mob brandished white supremacist and nazi flags that they held as they listened to Trump’s words and carried their odious standards into the Capitol building. These weren’t protestors exercising their constitutional rights. This was, as Shakespeare put it, insurrection “foul, base and bloody."
- January 8, 2021
We have a rule of law in this country on which we pride ourselves. Serious crimes were committed here, and they merit vigorous investigation and prosecution.
- January 5, 2021
At least a dozen United States Senators, led by hard right Republican Ted Cruz of Texas, and over 140 Representatives in Congress, have said they will provisionally object to the count of the presidential electors when it is considered in a joint session of Congress on January 6. All are Republicans, and all of the objecting representatives, and six of the senators were elected in the same election that they now seek to undermine. Their ...
- August 7, 2020
Trump has no legal right to delay the federal elections without the consent of Congress, but his lack of legal authority has rarely stopped him. We know he will do almost anything to work the system and stay in power, and he thinks he can rely on the conservative majority in the Supreme Court to back him up.