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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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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 ·


Enough. It Is Time for Merrick Garland to Act on Trump's Coup Plot

Both at home and abroad—from Trump's MAGA movement to Vladimir Putin's Russia—democracy is under assault.

Bill Blum ·


The Republican Embrace of Trumpian Fascism Is Complete—and Now Must Be Defeated

The question is no longer whether Trump and the MAGA movement are fascist, but where they are taking the country.

Bill Blum ·


Regardless of Breyer's Replacement, This Supreme Court Will Still Belong to Trump

The just-announced retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer will do nothing to change the balance of power the right-wing majority created by the disgraced former president.

Bill Blum ·


Why Expanding the US Supreme Court Is More Urgent Than Ever

The Supreme Court has been captured by the Republican Party, and it’s moving hard to the right at a dangerously increasing pace.

Bill Blum ·


The End of Legal Abortion Looms

If Roe is overturned, exercising reproductive choice could become a crime.

Bill Blum ·

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