The Elephant In The Room

Thanksgiving may be over, but Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are serving up a feast of legal analysis. Can the courts halt the president’s plan to keep out asylum seekers? Who won the Trump-John Roberts showdown? Is the appointment of Jeff Sessions’ interim replacement unconstitutional? What the hell is going on with Paul Manafort? And, most importantly, why is a New York judge giving an elephant his day in court?

All that plus Epstein in the kitchen, Yoo at Costco, and the chess tutorial you’ve all been waiting for.

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  1. Taras Coolidge

     Professor Epstein‘s position seems to be, yes, some judges are politically biased against Trump — but how dare Trump complain about it! 

    We should maintain the pretense, he argues, that donning a black robe miraculously removes frailty and bias.

    It must be noted that, unlike the conservatives, progressive judges do not even have being unbiased or evenhanded as a goal. Their goal is to move society in the direction of “social justice” as they define it at that particular moment. Thus, they invent, ignore, and falsify Constitutional rights and laws as they please. To do otherwise would be unethical, by their lights. 

    Incidentally, I understand Donald Trump‘s rage at Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia investigation. He was hoping for a Republican AG who would behave like a Democratic AG; that is, protect his President at all costs. 

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    • December 1, 2018, at 10:54 AM PST
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  2. kylez Member
    kylezJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    What was that song?!

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    • December 3, 2018, at 12:15 PM PST
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