Ignore Trump’s Distractions for a Moment


WC suggests we ignore the distractions and attempts to distract for a moment. The Trump claim that the FBI panted an “informant” in his campaign; the claim of a power to pardon himself? In the Trump legal circus, this is the equivalent of sending in the clowns, to distract the audience from the crew changing…

Software Patent Troll (Not to Scale)

Podcast Patent Punched Out


In another victory for common sense – something that’s not been all that common since the arrival of the Trump Administration – the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear patent troll Personal Audio’s appeal from the Federal Circuit’s decision killing its podcasting patent. You might not have thought that podcasting couldn’t be patented. But that…

President Trump’s nominee for director of the C.I.A., Gina Haspel on Capitol Hill on Monday for meetings with senators.CreditAlex Wong/Getty Images

Will the Senate Confirm a War Criminal to Head the CIA?


So will the U.S. Senate confirm an unindicted war criminal to head the Central Intelligence Agency? Because that’s what Gina Haspel is. Nothing in her testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee changed WC’s earlier assessment. Haspel even dodged the question of whether she believed that the torture in which she was directly complicit – repeatedly waterboarding…

Greenberg Traurig, Rudy Giuliani's former law firm

The Real Reasons Rudy “Resigned” from Greenberg Traurig


The New York Times has reported that Rudy Giuliani, the first pit bull in history to choke on his own foot, has “resigned” from Greenberg Traurig, the international law firm where he has been a partner for the few years. The Official Explanation: “After recognizing that this work is all consuming and is lasting longer than initially…