13 JANUARY 2022

In the now infamous words of Peter Navarro, the Green Bay Sweep, a scheme that had “over 100 congressmen committed to it,” could have succeeded and, he insists, without violence. Goddamned insurrectionists foiled what was otherwise “a perfect plan.” Huddling with Bannon and others, Navarro, a Harvard…

31 DECEMBER 2021

Sergeant Ficarra gave everyone in our sophomore ROTC class a “C” after some overly sensitive kid ratted him out for having barked a variety of conjugations with fuck as their root.

Short of that, a professor in law school gave me my most disappointing grade. …

12 DECEMBER 2021

Fifth Amendment Right Against Self-Incrimination

A “predicate to liberal constitutional government is the freedom of a citizen from government compulsion to testify against himself. . . . It may suit the purposes of despotic power; but it cannot abide the pure atmosphere of political liberty and personal freedom.”

A criminal defendant has…

27 NOVEMBER 2021

Emergence, Watercolor, 21.5" x 29.5", Richard J Van Wagoner, Courtesy of Van Wagoner Family Trust**

She died August 28, 2021 of pancreatic cancer. Unafraid of death, she chose not to undergo the most aggressive treatments. Doctors said she could live up to 14 months from the date…

14 NOVEMBER 2021

Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was subpoenaed to appear before the Jan. 6 Commission to give testimony relating to events that culminated in the attack on the Capitol. Meadows was a no-show. Even if Meadows had a legitimate basis to invoke executive privilege in answering…

R.VanWagoner https://medium.com/@richardvanwagoner

Attorney engaged in criminal defense and First Amendment law. Board Member, local ACLU affiliate. Progressive.

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