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Law and Disorder December 20, 2021

Recalling San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin Chesa Boudin has been serving San Franciscans as their district attorney for nearly 2 years. He is a leading progressive in what has been called the progressive prosecutors’ movement. Other progressive district attorneys in that small cohort are George Gascon in Los Angeles and Larry Krasner in Philadelphia. In Berger v. United States, the Supreme Court said that the duty of a prosecutor “in a criminal prosecution is not that it...


Law and Disorder November 9, 2020

Democrats, Republicans, Vote Counts And The Green Party We are recording this interview with Margaret Kimberley on November 4th, the day after the election. Over 90 million people voted early. Their ballots are still being counted. Trump doesn’t want them counted and is relying on the Supreme Court to back him up just like the […]


Law and Disorder November 2, 2020

The Federalist Society, Charles Koch, The Bradley Foundation and The U.S. Supreme Court Despite the clear language of the constitution that Congress shall have no religious test for the office of judge last week every Republican in the Senate except one put Amy Coney Barrett on an already packed right wing Supreme Court. Barrett is […]


Law and Disorder October 26, 2020

—- Attorney Michael Tigar: Sensing Justice Democracy and the rule of law have been in decline long before the Trump administration came at the office. The decline is accelerating. We can trace it back at least 19 years to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The Patriot Act resulted and put in place […]


Law and Disorder October 19, 2020

How Can You Steal The U.S. Presidential Election? How can you steal a U.S. presidential election? Let us count the ways. That’s the topic of a front-page article in the LA Progressive. It details the likely ways President Donald Trump will try to steal the election, and what the progressive movement should do to try […]


Law and Disorder October 12, 2020

Pen Pal: Prison Letters From a Free Spirit on Slow Death Row Tiyo Attalla Salah-El died in 2018 on “ Slow Death Row” while serving a life sentence in a Pennsylvania prison. He was a man with a dizzying array of talents and vocations: author, scholar, teacher, musician, and activist: he was the founder of […]


Law and Disorder October 5, 2020

The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails To Save Us From Pandemics or Itself COVID-19 did not cause the current economic devastation to billions of people around the world. It triggered the crisis. It illuminated the inherent instability in the capitalist system itself. Capitalism exacerbates unemployment, inequality, racism, and patriarchy and threatens the […]


Law and Disorder September 28, 2020

Socialist Perspective of Pre-Election Society In The United States The word “chaos” best describes the current American public health, economic, race, and political situation. America leads the world in the number of COVID-19 cases and in the number of deaths which are now approaching 200,000. President Trump lies when he promises the quick development of […]


Law and Disorder September 21, 2020

Chris Hedges Analysis Of Pre-Election Society In The United States We are living in extraordinary times. At the same time we face both tremendous danger and extraordinary opportunity. The danger comes from a failed state, a failed racist capitalist state they cannot afford safety let alone opportunity to its citizens. Our opportunity comes from the […]


Law and Disorder September 14, 2020

Update: Hosts Remember Attorney Kevin Zeese —- President Trump And The 2020 Election What if President Donald Trump is voted out of office on November 3, 2020 but on January 20, 2021 when he is scheduled to vacate the White House he refuses to go. His lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen predicted this in his […]


Law and Disorder September 7, 2020

Complaint Filed Against Judge Demanding Release of Attorney In Chevron Case Last week dozens of legal organizations representing more than 500,000 lawyers along with more than 200 individual lawyers submitted a judicial complaint against Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in New York. The violations were directed at human rights lawyer Steven Donziger whose case we’ve been […]


Law and Disorder August 31, 2020

Update: $600M to Settle Flint Water Crisis Litigation —- Julian Assange Update August 2020 President Obama prosecuted and imprisoned more whistleblowers than any other president. But President Trump did one thing that Obama did not do. He indicted Julian Assange for conspiracy under the Espionage Act charging that in 2010 Assange and his publishing organization […]


Law and Disorder August 24, 2020

USPS, Election Integrity and the U.S. Postmaster General Hours after Democrats asked Postal Service officials to testify on Capitol Hill about new policies posing “a grave threat to the integrity of the election,” Nancy Pelosi cut short the House summer recess. Representatives will vote on legislation to block new changes at the USPS that voting […]


Law and Disorder August 17, 2020

Gullible’s Travels: A Comical History of the Trump Era Since Trump began his presidential campaign four years ago comedians have been complaining that because he is so preposterous it’s hard to satirize him, that he is self satirical. This has been true until recently with the publication of Marvin Kitman’s Gullible’s Travels: A Comical History […]


Law and Disorder August 10, 2020

The Young Lords: A Radical History Protests in the streets in the wake of police killings of Black Americans have sparked a multi-faceted societal reckoning with racism. Challenges to entrenched systems of inequality and white supremacy are taking many forms, from the tearing down of confederate statues, to calls for police reform and the defunding […]


Law and Disorder August 3, 2020

People’s Law Office Files Suit To Stop Paramilitary In Chicago With less than 100 days to go before the November election Donald Trump is afraid, with good reason, that he is going to lose. He had planned to run on the strength of the American economy. But because of the widespread and spreading COVID-19 virus […]


Law and Disorder July 27, 2020

Democracy, If We Can Keep Keep It: The ACLU’s 100 Year Fight For Rights In America The American Civil Liberties Union was formed 100 years ago in 1920 in a climate of fear in our country not unlike what exists today. Anarchists and socialists were scapegoated. They were rounded up, tried under the newly passed […]


Law and Disorder July 20, 2020

Attorney Marjorie Cohn: Trump, Assange, Democracy And Rule of Law Without democracy and the rule of law there can be no significant social change. However, much democracy was constricted by race and class before the attacks on September 11, 2001 and before Trump, democracy and the rule of law are now facing lethal attacks on […]


Law and Disorder July 13, 2020

Police Unions Are Racist Power Brokers in Opposition to Movement for Black Lives When they commit violence against civilians, abusive police in the United States are protected in various ways. The power elite, whose property police protect, have given them almost complete legal immunity from successful lawsuits for damages under the doctrine of qualified immunity. […]


Law and Disorder July 6, 2020

Cobalt Mining Case Update Tech titans Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tesla and Dell aided and abetted in the death and serious injury of child laborers working in African cobalt mines. That’s the claim put forth in a class action lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C. by International Rights Advocates. Cobalt is used in the lithium-ion batteries that […]