The Jan. 6th Committee Hearings Are In Full Swing
and the Constitution itself is hanging by a thread
I am thrilled to share that I am on exclusive contract with ABC News as a legal contributor covering the Jan. 6th Committee Hearings.
January 6th Committee hearings - a play in four acts
1st Jan. 6th Committee Hearing: Ivanka Trump admits no election fraud
"Translation: Trump’s own daughter rejects the Big Lie. The Committee is making its case using Trump loyalists." — Kim Wehle
2nd Jan. 6th Committee Hearing: The committee takes us inside the White House on election night
3rd Jan. 6th Committee Hearing: The story of Mike Pence
4th Jan. 6 Committee Hearing: Trump’s pressure campaign on state election officials
“There is ample evidence that Donald Trump had the intention to overturn the election…I think the question is whether Merrick Garland will take steps [after the hearings] to actually indict.” — Kim Wehle
Glenn Kirschner and I break down what you need to know about the #January6 hearings thus far, and what it all means for American democracy
My Opinion Columns of the Moment
The Best Hope for Fixing America’s Gun Crisis, June 2022
4 Ways to Prevent a Future Insurrection, January 2021
The Best Hope for Fixing America’s Gun Crisis?
Hint: It’s not legislation.
Answer? The nation’s tort system.
The argument for using the tort system comes down to #money. Americans lose an estimated $280 billion annually in earnings and productivity because of gun violence—and 1,131,105 years of potential life lost from gun-related deaths in 2020 alone.
Gun-rights advocates argue that this is the price we must pay to protect #SecondAmendment freedoms, which the #NRA head, Wayne LaPierre, recently called “the fundamental human right of law-abiding Americans to defend themselves.” But who should be the ones to pick up the tab?
In this article I discuss how gaps in four federal statutes made the January 6th tragedy possible. The good news is that they can be tweaked to stall The Big Lie moving forward. But Congress must act now. Read on!