standing

A brief note on a diary that I wrote yesterday arguing that Democrats should embrace the fact that many Trump election lawsuits were dismissed for lack of “legal standing”: Democrats should embrace the “standing” dismissals because what the courts, vitally, are saying is that you Republican plaintiffs don’t matter.  You are...

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  • January 7, 2021

Many of the election lawsuit challenges brought by Trump and his allies have been dismissed under a somewhat obscure to the public, but fundamental in the law, doctrine known as “standing.”  I would need a lot of space to fully describe the standing doctrine, but at core what it is requires is...

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  • January 5, 2021

Don’t dangle Twitter threads like this in front of me when my heart is already bursting with schadenfreude. Are you trying to kill me, Twitter? It’s too much! Quick, someone show me a Chachi tweet to bring me down! Or some Jon Voight gibberish. I can’t safely hold this much joy...

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  • November 12, 2020

Erica Grieder at The Houston Chronicle has good piece out about U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s (R. TX) re-election bid against MJ Hegar (D. TX) is tied to Trump’s fate in Texas: And in states where Trump is struggling, including Texas, a new question has come to the fore: Can Republican...

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  • October 29, 2020

They also serve who only stand in shadows cast by gaslight. https://twitter.com/pppatrickford/status/1254437713467580416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Donald Trump loves attention, and people can’t help but give it to him. It’s been this way for a generation. Television cameras and tabloids were trained on him long before he was president, and even more so now....

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  • April 26, 2020

As our liberal democracy decays into tyranny faster than Lindsey Graham responds to the coo of Trump’s velvety, dying-hyena voice, it’s nice to see that many people in this country still respect and understand our values: x Sustained standing ovation for Marie Yovanovich at Georgetown University where she accepted the...

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  • February 13, 2020

There are 11 Democrats still standing in the breach between democracy and autocracy in America. Last night President Trump’s deliverance of the State of the Union subjected us to another cavalcade of lies and showmanship. The uncontrolled immorality of President Donald Trump was on full display, from awarding the Medal...

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  • February 5, 2020

Received this e-mail from the progressive group, Indivisible: Indivisibles, Hey everybody, this is Ezra, the co-founder of Indivisible, here with a really exciting (and short!) message. 36 frontline Democrats who flipped GOP seats last year just voted to impeach Trump. The only reason Trump is being held accountable is because we...

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  • December 29, 2019

A good opening to a Paul Waldman column today: A quarter-century ago, a certain New York real estate investor took an interest in negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union over nuclear weapons. Apparently he believed that if he got in a room with the Russians, he could...

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  • September 21, 2017
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