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Recognizing historic modern first-term commutation work by Prez Trump in a single day

Unsurprisingly, the pardons and commutations handed out by President Trump yesterday to high-profile individuals like Michael Milken, Rod Blagojevich, Bernie Kerik and Eddie DeBartolo have been dominating the news coverage of Trump's latest clemency work (basics noted here and here).  But I wanted to take a moment to note (and, in a sense, lament) that Prez Trump's granting of four commutations yesterday — to Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz and Judith Negron along with Blagojevich — is quite ...
Tags: Law, US, Barack Obama, George W Bush, Trump, George Hw Bush, Alexander Hamilton, Oval Office, Prez Obama, Blagojevich, Douglas A Berman, Michael Milken, Prez Trump, Trump That, Eddie DeBartolo, Judith Negron


Jamael Westman, Nicholas Christopher, Taylor Iman Jones and More to Lead the Los Angeles Engagement of HAMILTON

Producer Jeffrey Seller has announced that JAMAEL WESTMAN and NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER will lead the Los Angeles engagement of HAMILTON as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Los Angeles, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, BWW News Desk, Jeffrey Seller, Jamael Westman, Nicholas Christopher


The Death of the Unitary Executive

As a practical matter, the theory of the unitary executive died today and we will all be better off for it.  In this interview with ABC News, Attorney General Barr obviously sought to quiet the turmoil inside his department by staking out an area for decision making independent of the President.  The problem is as it has been elaborated by many leading scholars, the unitary executive theory does not allow for this.  It is helpful to be familiar with the evolution of the theory to grasp the full ...
Tags: White House, Reagan, Branding, Alexander Hamilton, University of Texas, Barr, Stephen Griffin, Barr In


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 13-20

    Nicolas Party’s ‘Portrait with Mushrooms’ is part of the artist’s exhibit “Sottobosco” at Hauser and Wirth Los Angeles. (Photo by Adam Reich/courtesy of the Nicolas Party and Hauser and Wirth)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Best Friends Valentine’s Day Adoptions: Cats and dogs ready for new homes with a fee-waived adoption, noon-8 p.m. Feb. 14-16. Best Friends Lifes...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


There’s No Resurgence In American Manufacturing. It’s A Myth.

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. In a towering act of sycophantry, the National Association of Manufacturers announced Friday that it will be giving Ivanka Trump the organization’s first ever Alexander Hamilton Award for “extraordinary support of manufacturing in America.” The organization made the outrageous claim that “no one”  — no one! — has ever “provided singular leadership and shown an unwavering commitment to modern manufacturing in America” l...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, White House, America, United States, House, Cafe, Trump, Donald, Joe Ragazzo, Alexander Hamilton, AFL CIO, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, National Association of Manufacturers


Symposium: When agency independence becomes an answer in search of a question

Adam J. White is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an assistant professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where he directs the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State. In “Little Gidding,” T.S. Eliot wrote: “We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time.” Reading briefs in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Commission, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ftc, Morrison, Antonin Scalia, Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton, George Mason University, Myers, Franklin Roosevelt


For Roger Stone, federal prosecutors advocate for within-guideline sentence of 7.3 to 9 years in prison ... which Prez Trump calls a "miscarriage of justice!"

As reported in this Politico piece, "Federal prosecutors are urging that longtime Donald Trump adviser and Republican political provocateur Roger Stone be sent to prison for about seven to nine years for his conviction on charges of lying and witness tampering during investigations of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign." Here is more about the sentencing filings in this high-profile case that emerged late yesterday: The stern recommendation is starkly at odds with a suggestion from Ston...
Tags: New York, Law, Congress, Washington, Russia, US, House, Department Of Justice, Jackson, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Trump, U S District Court, Roger Stone, Alexander Hamilton, Donald J Trump


Disney’s “Hamilton” Movie Strategy: A Lucrative New Franchise

The modern retelling of founding father Alexander Hamilton’s life is a full-blown cultural phenomenon, one that has rolled out like a well-planned military campaign. The target? The hearts and minds of America, and the world, as part of that thing every studio executive wants: hilariously lucrative branded IP. – IndieWire
Tags: Art, Theatre, Disney, America, Alexander Hamilton, 02.04.20


What Trump’s Acquittal Means for the Rule of Law

In Wednesday’s final impeachment vote in the Senate, only one Senate Republican, Mitt Romney, crossed party lines to vote to remove Donald Trump from office. No Senate Democrat bucked party-line discipline to vote for Trump’s acquittal. This followed last Friday’s 51–49 vote to conclude the trial on the basis of the evidence heard in the House, without live witness testimony. Only two Republicans (Romney and Susan Collins), and no Democrats, crossed party lines in that vote.There has been a grea...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, India, America, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Democrats, United States, Ben Franklin, House, Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Parliament, Republican, Biden


“Let the People Decide.” The Dangerous Idea At the Heart of Trump’s Impeachment Acquittal.

In retrospect, it was a mistake for the House managers of the Trump impeachment not to have sought judicial relief to secure testimony from the highest Trump officials. Court action to enforce Congressional subpoenas for the purposes of impeachment testimony should have been pursued relentlessly rather than fitfully. Although the case law is as yet unclear regarding the resolution of such interbranch conflicts, the power of Congress is at its zenith when the subject is impeachment. Doubtles...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, Ideas, House, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Starr, Clinton, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Alexander Hamilton, Congressional


Disney to Release a Film of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton in Theaters!

Disney to release a film of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton in theaters! Disney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller, and Thomas Kail have announced an agreement for the worldwide distribution rights that will bring the 11-time-Tony Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award, and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical Hamilton to theaters. The film will be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the United States and Canada on Oct. 15, 2021. RELATED: Owen Wilson Joins Loki Disney+ Series in Major Role The ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Canada, United States, Broadway, Walt Disney Company, Owen Wilson, Hamilton, George Washington, Lin Manuel Miranda, George, Tony, Alexander Hamilton, Walt Disney Studios, Thomas Kail, Daveed Diggs


‘Hamilton’ Movie Coming in 2021; “Live Capture” of the Broadway Cast Was Shot in 2016

“Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?” That question of legacy is posed in the final minutes of the smash hit musical Hamilton, and creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda took no chances when it comes to securing his musical’s legacy on film. Back in 2016, Miranda and the Broadway cast shot a “live capture” version of the Tony-winning production on stage at The Richard Rogers Theatre in New York City, and today The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will make that filmed performance avail...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, Canada, United States, Broadway, Adaptation, Walt Disney Company, Musical, Miranda, Hamilton, George Washington, Lin Manuel Miranda, George, Tony, Alexander Hamilton


If the Senate Doesn’t Hold Trump Accountable, the Damage Will Go Far Beyond This Presidency

On Sunday morning, the President of the United States tweeted: “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!” You may have forgotten about it already, given ensuing developments in the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump.   Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDo...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Ukraine, United States, Greenland, Biden, House Intelligence Committee, Doj, Trump, Hunter


Why Do We Have an Electoral College Again?

Who elects the president of the United States?In a democracy, that shouldn't be a trick question. Thanks to the Electoral College, it seems like one. The American people cast their ballots on a Tuesday in early November, but on a national level that vote is legally meaningless. The real election happens about six weeks later, when 538 presidential electors -- most of them average citizens chosen by local party leaders -- meet in their respective state capitals and cast their ballots.Nearly a...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Colorado, Washington, White House, New York Times, John Adams, Donald Trump, Denver, United, Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Al Gore, Greeley, Electoral College


Trump Impeachment: Making a Case Against a President, and Against Tuning Out

They played video. They brought graphics. They cited Alexander Hamilton so many times, they may owe royalties to Lin-Manuel Miranda.The Democratic House impeachment managers, unfolding their case against President Donald Trump, were conducting a TV trial without many of the staples of legal drama, particularly witnesses on the stand. Instead, they relied on multimedia, impassioned speeches and repetition, repetition, repetition -- all in a presentation of 24 hours over three days.If the O.J. Sim...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Senate, White House, Russia, America, Ukraine, House, New York Times, Iowa, Fox News, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Hakeem Jeffries, Rudy Giuliani, Derek Jeter


Politicians Are Quoting The Founding Fathers On Impeachment. Some Are Cherry-Picking

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Joanne Freeman, a history professor at Yale University, about politicians quoting Alexander Hamilton and other founding fathers during the impeachment trial.
Tags: News, Npr, Yale University, Ari Shapiro, Alexander Hamilton, Joanne Freeman


History lesson: Adam Schiff invokes Founding Father in case against Trump

Lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (R-CA) invoked the words of Alexander Hamilton and said President Trump tried to influence Ukraine to help him "cheat" to win the 2020 presidential election.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Stories, Trump, Alexander Hamilton, Adam Schiff


At center of impeachment trial, Burbank’s Schiff is both celebrated, scorned

Squeezed between morning coffee and noon sandwiches, there’s a good chance you saw Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, standing front and center in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the role of lead impeachment manager in the marathon case against President Donald Trump. In this moment of political prime time stood the same fellow who speaks at local Memorial Day ceremonies and who nominates students from Los Feliz to Sun Valley to services academies. Schiff has long been a Trump tormentor and ...
Tags: Congress, La, Senate, White House, Russia, America, Sport, Ap, Cnn, Fox, Soccer, Gop, Fox News, Michigan, Associated Press, North Carolina


Schiff brilliantly crushes Trump defense

CNN Opinion is curating commentators' smartest takes on the second day of President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, in which Alexander Hamilton and John F. Kennedy both make cameos in House managers' opening statements.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, House, John F Kennedy, Donald Trump, Trump, Alexander Hamilton, Schiff


Rep. Adam Schiff opens Trump impeachment trial arguments with a quote from Alexander Hamilton

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have quoted Alexander Hamilton throughout the impeachment process to support their opposing views.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Trump, Alexander Hamilton, Adam Schiff


Rep. Adam Schiff Invokes Alexander Hamilton as Opening Arguments at Trump’s Impeachment Trial Begin

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Senate began hearing opening arguments Wednesday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with proceedings now on a fast track. First up: Democratic House managers making their case that Trump abused his presidential power and should be removed from office. After late-night deliberations over the rules almost ensured no new witnesses will be heard, the trial picked up speed. There were few signs of Republican resistance to quickly assessing, and voting, on charg...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Gop, United States, House, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Biden, House Intelligence Committee


Rep. Adam Schiff Invokes Alexander Hamilton as Opening Arguments in Trump’s Impeachment Trial Begin

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Senate began hearing opening arguments Wednesday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with proceedings now on a fast track. First up: Democratic House managers making their case that Trump abused his presidential power and should be removed from office. After late-night deliberations over the rules almost ensured no new witnesses will be heard, the trial picked up speed. There were few signs of Republican resistance to quickly assessing, and voting, on charg...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Gop, United States, House, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Biden, House Intelligence Committee


Drunk History Takes on the Father of Prohibition: The Ban on Alcohol in the U.S. Started 100 Years Ago This Month

There may be plenty of good reasons to restrict sales and limit promotion of alcohol. You can search the stats on traffic fatalities, liver disease, alcohol-related violence, etc. and you’ll find the term “epidemic” come up more than once. Yet even with all the dangers alcohol poses to public health and safety, its total prohibition has seemed “so hostile to Americans’ contemporary sensibilities of personal freedom,” writes Mark Lawrence Schrad at The New York Times , “that we struggle...
Tags: Google, Comedy, College, America, History, United States, Wheeler, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Ken Burns, South, Billy, Ku Klux Klan, Facebook Twitter, Alexander Hamilton, Josh Jones


Jim Sandman’s Five Requirements for Tech to Improve Access to Justice

Few would dispute that an essential ingredient in addressing the access-to-justice crisis is technology. Technology can provide the economies of scale, efficiencies of process and tools of innovation that can enable legal services to be provided more broadly and equitably. But what must be done for technology to improve access-to-justice? How can we best harness technology and put it to effective use in bridging the justice gap? At the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology confe...
Tags: London, Law, Uncategorized, Portland, Sandman, Dla Piper, United States of America, Alexander Hamilton, Robert F Kennedy, Utah Supreme Court, Bob Ambrogi, LSC, Jim Sandman, James J Sandman, Constandinos, Deno '' Himonas


The Constitutional Question at the Heart of Trump’s Impeachment

Democrats and the White House traded opening shots in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial over the holiday weekend, with each side accusing the other in politically charged documents of attempting to subvert the 2020 election. But beneath the heated partisan language is a fundamental constitutional question. House Democrats say Trump used his control over America’s economic and military might to try to stay in power, withholding defense and diplomatic aid to Ukraine to get the countr...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, America, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, House, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Democratic, Congressional Research Service


Jim Sandman’s Five Requirements for Tech to Improve Access to Justice

Few would dispute that an essential ingredient in addressing the access-to-justice crisis is technology. Technology can provide the economies of scale, efficiencies of process and tools of innovation that can enable legal services to be provided more broadly and equitably. But what must be done for technology to improve access-to-justice? How can we best harness technology and put it to effective use in bridging the justice gap? At the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology confe...
Tags: London, Law, Uncategorized, Portland, Sandman, Dla Piper, United States of America, Alexander Hamilton, Robert F Kennedy, Utah Supreme Court, LSC, Jim Sandman, James J Sandman, Constandinos, Deno '' Himonas


Alan Dershowitz’s imagination versus the Constitution

“The Constitution,” Alan Dershowitz claims, “allocates to the president sole authority over foreign policy (short of declaring war or signing a treaty).” Dershowitz makes that claim by way of defending US president Donald Trump against conviction in the Senate on two articles of impeachment. More specifically, he disputes the Government Accountability Office’s claim that Trump violated the law when he used pending foreign aid to extort Ukraine’s president into investigating a political opponent....
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Senate, US, San Francisco, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, State, GAO, Alexander Hamilton, Government Accountability Office


Board Question #92835: The other day, I think I finally heard "men are ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,The other day, I think I finally heard "men are disgusting" / "men are evil" / "men are idiots" one too many times. Can you please share some stories to help me feel like my existence is worthwhile, even though I'm a man?-Arn A: Dear Arn,  I really wish people wouldn't say this. I even wish other men I know wouldn't say it. It's counterproductive. Often we complain about the saying "boys will be boys" - pointing out that saying is provides justification for boys to do th...
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The Geek in Review Ep. 63 – Ellyssa Valenti Kroski on Law Librarians in the Age of AI, & a Hamilton Escape Room

With the new decade comes a new tagline for The Geek in Review introduction. Let us know what you think of the change. Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology/Director of Marketing at New York Law Institute and is the editor of the new book, Law Librarianship in the Age of AI. Whenever there is a monumental shift in technology and processes, there will be winners and there will be those who are left behind. The authors of this compilation give the readers a path to bette...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, NFL, Training, Ai, Harvard Business Review, Escape Room, New York Ny, Alexander Hamilton, Law Librarians, Aaron Burr, Marlene, Law Libraries, ARK Group, Janna Koretz


Empirical SCOTUS: How Chief Justice Roberts articulates his ethos through his Year End Reports

Chief Justice John Roberts released an impassioned Year End Report on December 31, 2019, which generated much commentary. The New York Times, for instance, wrote about Roberts’ calls for an independent federal judiciary. The Wall Street Journal examined his warnings against rumor and false information. These values inherent in the report foreshadow important aspects related to the (presumably) upcoming Senate impeachment hearings, over which Roberts will preside. Although these allusions clearly...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, United States, New York Times, Donald Trump, Jay, Wall Street Journal, Hamilton, Great Britain, Marshall, Bush, John Roberts, Bankruptcy Court, Alexander Hamilton