James D. Zirin

James D. Zirin, a former federal prosecutor, is the author of "Plaintiff in Chief—A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3500 Lawsuits."

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Led by Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader over the past four years, Trump managed to appoint 231 federal judges, plus three new Supreme Court justices, an enviable record.(Photo: Getty/Stock Photo/Peter Dazeley) Views
Monday, February 22, 2021
Are Judges Just Politicians in Robes?
Donald Trump’s disgraced lawyer, Roy Cohn famously said, "F*** the law, who’s the judge!" Chief Justice Roberts, defending judicial independence, said that there is no Republican or Democratic way of deciding cases. In his confirmation hearings he likened judges to baseball umpires, calling balls...
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