Archive for March 7th, 2022

March 7th, 2022 - 11:56 pm § in Law and Courts

Going after “Stop the Steal” lawyers

“First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” — Shakespeare, Henry VI Being a lawyer, I’m not in favor of that, and anyway it doesn’t mean what you think. (For what it does mean, go here.) However, I do support disciplining the “Stop the Steal” lawy[...]

March 7th, 2022 - 11:32 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

It took 106 years to make lynching a federal hate crime

Thousands of Americans — one study puts the figure over 4,000 — were lynched between the 1880s and 1960s. About three-fourths of them were black. Lynchings were widely used to enforce white supremacy, especially in (but not confined to) the South, and often were carried out with extreme [...]

March 7th, 2022 - 12:11 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

It looks like Trump’s chief of staff committed voting fraud

Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, voted by absentee ballot in the 2020 election. This is where he was registered to vote. He and his wife have never owned it. She rented it — apparently several years earlier — but the owner at the time says she stayed only one or two nights and[...]