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On this week's episode of Contempt of Court, I explain my court expansion plan. Not adding 2 or 4 justices, but adding 20. Don't let the bigger number fool you, my plan is not more radical, and it's *less* partisan than the smaller plans.
09:44 AM - Jul 11, 2023
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Hello all.
I have a new podcast series where I tackle Supreme Court reform. In the first episode, I answer all of your questions about court expansion

https://www.thenation.com/...
11:01 AM - Jul 04, 2023
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The Supreme Court has done the best thing we can hope for with this Republican controlled court: it stayed the hell out of an issue. Al Gore's internet might still be broken, but the Court saved it by not trying to fix it.
My latest in The Nation
10:33 AM - May 19, 2023
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Some of those who work forces, are the same who burn crosses.
Frank Figliuzzi @Frank_Figliuzzi
Under arrest: Washington police intel head tipped off proud boys leader about warrant. https://www.nbcnews.com/po...
10:27 AM - May 19, 2023
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ICYMI: Here was my hit on @Joyannreid talking about corruption at the Supreme Court and what SOMEBODY should be doing about it.

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07:46 PM - Apr 28, 2023
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What are we doing on the Judiciary Committee to address ongoing corruption at the Supreme Court? That's not an idle question. I literally DO NOT KNOW what the Democrats are doing, or even trying to do.
I wrote about it in The Nation
09:10 AM - Apr 28, 2023
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I was just caught behind an old guy counting out exact change and, instead of being annoyed (I don't want to do my work today no way), I just kind of marveled by how much society must have changed since that guy was a kid.
And then, marveled at how much it's changed since I was.
02:26 PM - Apr 27, 2023
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Anybody can get on TV and tell white supremacists what they want to hear for an hour. Tucker Carlson's show told them who to attack. I wrote about its unique and under reported ability to give license to the very worst people in society.
11:49 AM - Apr 26, 2023
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I'm shopping for a new desktop and I just realized that I'm at a point in life where the Alienware *serious gamer* FromSpace case is... a detraction.
I'm a grown ass man. Having a PC that lights up looks like I'm trying too hard. Like I just got divorced and need a convertible to mask the Viagra.
01:52 PM - Apr 23, 2023
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Wife: What are we going to do about the possum?
Me: I don't know. Wolves?
Wife: Let me rephrase: "What are YOU going to do about the possum?"
Me: Let me rephrase: "Do I look like a wolf?"
01:30 PM - Apr 22, 2023
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I wrote about the abortion pill ruling, the temporary victory for reproductive rights, and the deep and abiding saltiness of Sam Alito, who held the country hostage for a couple of days so he could pound sand

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09:29 PM - Apr 21, 2023
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I take a break from the wall-to-wall Trump coverage to remind people in Wisconsin to VOTE.

DEAR GOD VOTE IN WISCONSIN TODAY. You cheeseheads have a FAR MORE IMPORTANT service to democracy today than anything going on in stupid New York.
09:49 AM - Apr 04, 2023
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The networks are so thirsty for a second Trump presidency he's going to have to pay them hush money after it's over.
06:53 PM - Apr 03, 2023
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Non-Indiana Jones/Star Wars/cameos Harrison Ford movies ranked:
1. Blade Runner
2. The Fugitive
3. Presumed Innocent
4. Clear and Present Danger
5. Air Force One
10:47 AM - Apr 03, 2023
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If you have a chance, catch me on Democracy Now when the full hit goes live.

DN: [Plays clip of Greene on 60 Minutes]
Amy Goodman: That was Leslie Stahl questioning [MTG]
Me: That was not questioning, that was Leslie Stahl laundering Marjorie Taylor Greene.
09:05 AM - Apr 03, 2023
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Are people noticing that most of the establishment *freak out* about the Alvin Bragg charges involves elite people worrying that, in the future, powerful people might be held accountable for crime? LIKE THAT"S A BAD THING
11:56 AM - Apr 02, 2023
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Mugger: Give me all your money.
Person: No.
Mugger: I'll hurt you.
Person. K. Still no.
Mugger: ... how about you just give me $8?
Person: No.
Mugger: Come on. Don gave me $8.
Person: Don's an idiot.
Mugger: I'm leaving, but one day you WILL give me $8
Person: Good luck with that
11:50 AM - Apr 02, 2023
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The upshot of my concerns about the timeliness of these charges is this: Everything I know, Alvin Bragg knows, and he knows a great deal more than I do... but everything I'm saying, Trump's lawyers are going to say, and that is going to cause enough delay to get to the election.
08:43 AM - Apr 01, 2023
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Did an interview on Australian radio...
Interviewer: Elie, you're in New York? What's the mood there with all these... threats?
Me: Yeeeah, we're not very concerned. There are places in this country where violent insurrectionists can really cause problems. New York City, is not the place you try i
05:05 PM - Mar 31, 2023
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So, when I was a kid, my father (who had a wee bit of a drinking issue) broke the family VCR. He returned home from a store the next day with a LaserDisc player... acting like breaking the VCR was all part of the plan.

My point is: I hope this new platform is not like LaserDiscs. :)
01:24 PM - Mar 31, 2023
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Hello there. My name is Elie Mystal. I am the Justice Correspondent at The Nation.
I post about my family, video games, and how to stop Republican judges who have taken over our country and their dystopian attempts to put women and minorities back in our place circa 1850.
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