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New Hampshire: Once More Unto the Breach

New Hampshire: Once More Unto the Breach

  By Thomas L. Knapp With nearly two years to go before the 2020 presidential primaries kick off, the vultures are already circling New Hampshire. The Washington Post’s John Wagner reports on recent or coming visits to the state by US president Donald Trump, vice-president Mike Pence, 2016 also-ran John Kasich, and former US Senator […]

Excessive: Bail Isn’t Meant to Enable the Holding of Political Prisoners

Excessive: Bail Isn’t Meant to Enable the Holding of Political Prisoners

. by Thomas L. Knapp The US Constitution’s Eighth Amendment forbids “excessive bail” in criminal prosecutions. That prohibition seems somewhat vague. I guess we’re just expected to know excessive bail when we see it. Two current cases demonstrate not just excessive bail, but abuse of the whole idea of bail for the purpose of holding […]

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Sept. 2-8/Day 226-232) Week 33

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Sept. 2-8/Day 226-232) Week 33

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, Sept. 2 (Day 226): President Trump revisits Texas; helps Houston victims President Donald Trump and his wife Melania spent time meeting with Hurricane Harvey victims at the Houston hurricane relief center on Saturday before serving meals with the Red Cross. “We’re signing a lot of documents now to get money into […]