Elie Mystal

Elie Mystal joined ATL in 2008 by winning the ATL Idol Contest. Prior to joining ATL, Elie wrote about politics and popular culture at City Hall News and the New York Press. Elie received a degree in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was formerly a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton but quit the legal profession to pursue a career as an online provocateur. He's written editorials for the New York Daily News and the New York Times, and he has appeared on both MSNBC and Fox News without having to lie about his politics to either news organization.

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The uncharitable read is that Kavanaugh is bemused by all these death row appellants challenging the humanity of lethal injection and is actively shopping for states to bring back firing squads in hopes that the condemned stop bitching. (Photo: Getty) Views
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Supreme Court Draws, Quarters The Eighth Amendment
If Ramsay Bolton were made real and installed on the U.S. Supreme Court, he would sound exactly like Neil Gorsuch in today’s opinion in Bucklew v. Precythe . While the opinion is dressed in all the civilized finery one expects from a high court decree, those trappings do not hide the savagery and...
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