Once upon a time, we celebrated “Fitzmas.” (The 2005-06 Fitzgerald investigation into Valerie Plame leaks by Rove and Libby) Now do we await “Muell-tide” (Myule-tide)? That’s better than Muellukkah. [A twitter follower @jhohos suggests “Mueller Time,” and that’s even better]

We have lots to anticipate optimistically. The Mueller appointment is outstanding. This riveting must-read article is one reason why:

Author: Jed Shugerman

Legal historian at Fordham Law School, teaching Torts, Administrative Law, and Constitutional History. JD/PhD in History, Yale. Red Sox and Celtics fan, youth soccer coach. Author of "The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America" (2012) on the rise of judicial elections in America. I filed an amicus brief in the Emoluments litigation against Trump along with a great team of historians. I'm working on "The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians," a history of prosecutors and political ambition (a cause of mass incarceration), and "The Imaginary Unitary Executive," on the myths and history of presidential power in America.

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