Inaction on Gerrymandering Threatens Democracy

Newsweek Why Supreme Court Inaction on Gerrymandering Threatens Democracy | Opinion Published Apr 05, 2024 at 6:23 AM EDT By Thomas G. Moukawsher Retired Judge and Author Ours is a representative democracy. The people pass federal laws through their representatives. But what happens when those representatives loosen their connection to the people so much that they cease…

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Let Trump Appeal

Newsweek Let Trump Appeal the New York Fraud Ruling, Not Evade It | Opinion Published Mar 26, 2024 at 9:39 AM EDT Updated Mar 26, 2024 at 9:57 AM EDT By Thomas G. Moukawsher Retired Judge and Author Hit with an more than $350 million fraud judgment in New York, former President Donald Trump claimed he couldn’t provide some $454 million in security. Now…

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No Country for Law Men

Newsweek No Country for Law Men: The GOP Votes to Defund the FBI | Opinion Published Mar 22, 2024 at 5:37 AM EDTUpdated Mar 25, 2024 at 10:04 AM EDT By Thomas G. Moukawsher Retired Judge and Author It is a supreme irony that with urban Democratic leaders easing ill-advised restrictions on police, Republicans in Congress have managed the only successful federal attempt…

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Wrong Immunity Ruling Could Lead to Dictatorship

Salon COMMENTARY With Jan. 6 case, the Supreme Court could take America down the dark road to dictatorship At a crucial crossroads for American democracy, the Supreme Court slow walks Trump’s immunity issue By THOMAS G. MOUKAWSHER   With the Supreme Court granting certiorari to Donald Trump on his immunity claims regarding the January 6th trial in Washington, we have…

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Duck and Cover on the Question of Disqualification

Salon  COMMENTARY Supreme Court’s Colorado ballot decision exposes the lie behind conservatives’ claims of textualism SCOTUS pulls a duck and cover on the question of disqualification By THOMAS G. MOUKAWSHER In overturning the Colorado Supreme Court’s disqualification of Donald Trump from the ballot, the Supreme Court conveniently ducked its responsibility and covered Section 3 of the 14th Amendment…

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Newsweek: Donald Trump’s Fraud Case is Far from Over

Newsweek Donald Trump’s Fraud Case in New York Is Far from Over | Opinion By Thomas G. Moukawsher Retired Judge and Author The New York Supreme Court decision in former President Donald Trump‘s fraud trial will show that American justice is real—and real slow. Yes, Justice Arthur Engoron‘s decision will show that no one is above the law. But the…

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Salon.com. Supremes may delay Trump’s insurrection ruling

Salon.com  COMMENTARY The Supreme Court, scrambling to save face, may delay Trump’s insurrection ruling If Donald Trump loses, the Supreme Court’s insurrection problem goes away By THOMAS G. MOUKAWSHERPUBLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 2024 5:03PM (EST)   The Supreme Court’s credibility is at an all-time low. The last thing the court needs is the perception that it made…

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USA TODAY: Supreme Court should ban Trump from the ballot.

Supreme Court should ban Trump from the ballot. And not worry about the political fallout. More than the presidential election will be at stake when the Supreme Court settles whether former President Donald Trump is disqualified from office for being accused of engaging in insurrection. Thomas G. Moukawsher Opinion contributor More than the presidential election…

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The Hill: Legal myopia: Trump’s 14th Amendment case shows the emptiness of formalism.

OPINION>JUDICIARY THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL Legal myopia: Trump’s 14th Amendment case shows the emptiness of formalism BY THOMAS G. MOUKAWSHER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 12/07/23 3:00 PM ET SHARETWEET Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington,…

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