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Bill Blum

Bill Blum

Bill Blum is a former California administrative law judge. As an attorney prior to becoming a judge, he was one of the state’s best-known death-penalty litigators. He is also an award-winning writer and legal journalist, and the author of three popular legal thrillers published by Penguin/Putnam as well as scores of features and book reviews published in a broad array of magazines and newspapers. His non-fiction work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, ranging from Common Dreams and The Nation to the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. Weekly and Los Angeles Magazine.


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Taking DeSantis' Cruelty to Court

To challenge the GOP's latest cruel stunt, advocates hope to make their civil-rights a case class action suit.

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Calling the GOP Semi-Fascist Is Half Right

We are well beyond the first two phases. We flirted with the third and fourth during Trump’s first term, but our democratic institutions—weak and tattered as they are—were able to resist.

Bill Blum ·


Donald 'Al Capone' Trump?

Like Capone, Trump might still evade liability for the most egregious crimes he may have committed–seditious conspiracy and obstruction of Congress related to his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Bill Blum ·


Welcome to the New Era of Rightwing Judicial Supremacy

The U.S. Supreme Court has entered a legal fantasy world: advancing a regressive political agenda free from democratic accountability.

Bill Blum ·


Steve Bannon Might Be Wearing an Orange Jumpsuit Soon

Donald Trump might not have been indicted yet, but his former chief strategist and senior counselor is on trial and, if convicted, likely to face jail time.

Bill Blum ·


Can the January 6 Committee Help Fix Our Damaged Democracy?

The nine members will begin the series of televised public hearings on June 9.

Bill Blum ·


The US Supreme Court Also Has Blood on Its Hands

The court is about to take Second Amendment fundamentalism to a new and even more dangerous level.

Bill Blum ·


The US Supreme Court Has a Very Serious Clarence Thomas Problem

The Supreme Court Justice is doing great harm to the reputation of the court.

Bill Blum ·

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