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Bill Blum

Bill Blum

Bill Blum is a former administrative law judge and death penalty defense attorney. He is the author of three legal thrillers published by Penguin/Putnam and a contributing writer for California Lawyer Magazine. His non-fiction work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, ranging from The Nation and The Progressive to the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. Weekly and Los Angeles Magazine.

Articles by this author

 

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 ·


The US Supreme Court's Crisis of Legitimacy

New opinion polling shows that public approval of the court has plunged to record lows—and for good reason.

Bill Blum ·


DOJ Pushback on Texas Abortion Ban Is a Welcome Sign

Garland explained in a press conference that the department is fully committed to defending abortion rights.

Bill Blum ·


What We Can Learn from the Derek Chauvin Trial

After a long and shameful history of police violence against Black people, the George Floyd murder case might finally bring about some justice.

Bill Blum ·


25th Amendment or Impeachment? The Answer: Both

The punishment would fit the crime, and he’d be stripped of unwarranted perks.

Bill Blum ·


Unequal Justice: The Treachery of Samuel Alito

His record of arch-conservatism makes him more closely akin to a Fox News host than a Supreme Court Justice.

Bill Blum ·


Confirmation Hearings Exposed Barrett as a Hardcore Rightwing Activist

Her goal on the court will be to drive America back to the days before the New Deal and the civil rights movement.

Bill Blum ·

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