Mitchell Zimmerman

Mitchell Zimmerman is an intellectual property lawyer who devotes much of his practice to pro bono work.

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As long as Trump is in charge, praying for miracles might be the best we can hope for. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Who’s Ready to Die for Trump’s Ego?
My granddaughter’s school has planned a trip to Thailand. Two things worry me. First, that she or her classmates might be exposed to or catch the coronavirus. Second, that if they did, President Trump would try his best to keep them from returning to the United States. In my view, if any of them...
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If the Senate won’t do its constitutional duty to conduct a real trial, Roberts should make them. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The Senate’s Make-Believe Trial of Donald Trump
President Trump is on trial. As in a real trial, charges have been asserted: the House alleges high crimes and misdemeanors. A judge presides: Chief Justice John Roberts sits in his fine black robe at the head of the chamber. There are prosecutors (the House impeachment managers) and defense...
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Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Views
Saturday, September 29, 2018
I'm a Lawyer. I've Been to Trial. And I Believe Christine Blasey Ford.
I’ve been an attorney for nearly 40 years. Good lawyers identify with their clients, but they also have be able to step back and say: How would my client’s claims look to an ordinary person without an ax to grind — say a juror? "When testimony conflicts, what’s more useful is considering the...
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
No, Teachers Shouldn't Have Shootouts With Students
After the massacre of kindergarteners at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, the gun lobby offered its usual blame-the-victims, good-guy-with-a-gun excuse: If only the teachers had been armed! This time, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, someone did have a gun — but the armed school...
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