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190522 Deprivation of rights under color of law

Well, there IS a crime involved in denying equal protection of the law. It’s “Deprivation of rights under color of law”, described in 18 USC 242 as willfully denying a person any Constitutional right while acting or purporting to act as a governmental official.

The investigators, prosecutors and Congress all denied equal protection of …

190519 Concerned about Russian interference?

Saw a clip of former FBI attorney James Baker explain their behavior in an interview Friday by claiming, “We were focused on what the Russians were up to, why they were doing it, how they were doing it.”

It made me realize that my analysis of the investigators’ denial of equal protection has mainly been …

190507 Obstructing Justice?

{ gasping breathlessly, giddy with excitement and also filled with righteous indignation, our intrepid reporter reveals … } HUNDREDS of Federal prosecutors agree that Trump’s conduct qualifies as obstructing justice!

Okay, so their rule is that Trump bad-mouthing and wanting to remove Mueller qualifies as obstructing justice.

Being Federal prosecutors, we can count on them …

190227 Republicans selectively interpret Constitution to bash Trump

The Republicans who voted for the resolution of disapproval in the House are selectively interpreting the Constitution in order to bash Trump.

Yes, the Constitution gives Congress the power of appropriations.

Is that the entirety of the Constitution? Is there nothing more that pertains to the subject?

Well, gee, maybe kinda sorta there could be a …

190215 Kaepernick

Just saw the story about Kaepernick settling w/ NFL. My creative juices are flowing today, so I thought I’d chime in with my two bits.

Yes, he’s got physical talent. But …………….. an owner also has to consider his leadership and his actual track record.

He took over in mid-season for a 49’ers team that had …

190215 Flouting Separation of Powers? WTF?

Linda Chavez takes Mr. Trump to task in today’s Townhall.com for “flouting separation of powers” by declaring the national emergency.

WTF?

C’mon, Linda. He’s not seizing power as a dictator, for crying out loud! He’s faithfully executing the laws enacted by Congress (i.e., the National Emergencies Act which authorizes the President to declare a national emergency; …

012919 Equal protection, new verse

Couple of items have popped up lately in the equal protection category.

First, the notion that Trump pulling out of Syria makes him a Russian agent, so the FBI should investigate THAT. Hmmmm. So the FBI thinks that providing no opposition to Syria makes you a Russian agent, eh?

Well, then, where are the investigations of …

010819 Common ground

Well, I’m sure it will surprise them to learn this, but Chuck and Nancy provided the common ground that can lead to a solution. They said we shouldn’t harm innocent people over a policy disagreement. Exactly. Trump agrees.

There are two categories of innocents being harmed. In Category (D), some federal employees and recipients of …

111318 Count Every Vote

Hypothetical story here, to illustrate an aspect of “count every vote” that seems to have been edited out of most media coverage.

Imagine Billy Bob and Joe Don pulling up to the Broward County election headquarters in an 18-wheeler emblazoned with “MAGA” and a grinning picture of Trump on both sides. Wearing MAGA hats, of …

103118 Birthright Citizenship

Well, there is at least an argument to be made that the executive power might include defining the jurisdiction of the United States. Remember, that’s the second condition of birthright citizenship in the 14th Amendment – to be born or naturalized in the United States   AND   subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

“Prosecutorial discretion” was the …