Trump’s DOJ won’t defend the law. Here’s how his party reacted last time that happened.

The Trump administration’s Department of Justice will not defend in court the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections, including the ban on discrimination against people with pre-existing medical conditions, it announced Thursday. While Attorney General Jeff Sessions is far from the first to opt…

GOP nominee to be Alabama chief justice is a Roy Moore protege tied to white supremacists

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker’s record reads like a bad parody of a white southern Republican from some over-dramatic liberal’s chapbook. And yet, if the Alabama Republican Party gets its way, Parker will be the state’s next chief justice. Earlier this week, Parker defeated incumbent…

Government seizes New York Times reporter’s records in leak investigation

The Justice Department seized telephone and email communications records for New York Times reporter Ali Watkins earlier this year as part of its investigation into a retired Senate Intelligence Committee staffer who was indicted Thursday night for allegedly lying to investigators. It’s the first known…

West Virginia miners sue Gov. Jim Justice over bounced paychecks

West Virginia coal miners are suing Republican Gov. Jim Justice along with other members of his family over allegations that a mining company owned by the Justices paid them in checks that could not be processed. The suit argues that the company, Bluestone Industries, Inc,…

How Would You Manipulate the 2018 Election?

–Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at NYU Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice, joins David to discuss voting integrity for the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, including voting machines, Russia, disinformation tactics, and much more -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow…

FBI under pressure from Republicans to unmask source, putting US security at risk

Demands for the Justice Department to reveal the name of a confidential FBI source ignore the serious national security implications in the latest battle between the president and his allies, and Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Last week, reports emerged of the existence of a U.S….

Federal judge rules against DOJ policy that rewards police for cooperating with ICE

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled this week that the U.S. Department of Justice cannot withhold public safety, policing grants in so-called “sanctuary cities” where local law enforcement officials can choose not to turn over suspected undocumented immigrants in custody over to federal immigration…

The Chief Justice of the United States has no clue how elections work

The Chief Justice of the United States is allergic to political science. He harbors numerous misconceptions about how voters behave and how they think. And these misconceptions often form the basis for his judicial decisions. With Chief Justice John Roberts poised to become the Supreme…

Retired SCOTUS Justice: Repeal 2nd Amendment

☼ LEARN SOMETHING NEW → https://brilliant.org/DavidPakman/ –Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggests in an editorial for the New York Times that gun safety activists push for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow…