Would you buy a used car from this man?

A Trump Chronology


Sometimes for a lawyer the best way to organize evidence to evaluate whether or not there is a case is to prepare a chronology. The sequence and timing of events, after all, is itself evidence. And sometimes that evidence is indiscernible until you construct such a chronology. WC has undertaken to create a chronology for…

Would you buy a used car from this man?

WC’s Reflections on the First Hundred Ten Days


George Will wrote recently, “It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either.” All right, George. WC has been trying to think, speak and, yes, write clearly about the President for some time now. Still, on the belated occasion of Trump’s first hundred ten days, WC will…

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates (Source: Eric Thayer/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Sally Yates Has a Battle of Wits With Unarmed Old Men


In a sensible world, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates would be a hero. Ms. Yates appeared before a Senate subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election earlier this week. She was well-prepared, forthright, candid and very effective. And a credit to the career attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice. Republican Senators who…

Navarro County Courthouse (Photo by Daily Sun/Ron Farmer)

An Extremely Slow and Pitiful Kind of Justice


In 2004, Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham, who was convicted and ultimately executed for what the State of Texas insists was the December 1991 arson-murder of his three young children. Willingham was almost certainly innocent, as WC has written before. Willingham was convicted based on junk arson science, the testimony of a jailhouse snitch, and the legal…

From The Road to Tok, Tom Sadowski, Jimmie Froelich and Jeff Brown

Macroeconomics Comes to Law Schools


You have to pass a test called a bar examination to practice as a lawyer. In 28 states, that means taking a brutal 200-question test called the Multistate Bar Examination, the MBE. The scores on the MBE have been dropping, and more lawyers failing their state’s bar exams for three years in a row now. Law school…