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Chris Geidner

Chris Geidner is a journalist and MSNBC columnist whose Law Dork newsletter covers the Supreme Court, law, and politics. His more than two decades in journalism includes widely recognized coverage of LGBTQ issues, the criminal legal system, and other complex legal and political questions. Geidner also contributes to Grid and Bolts and previously worked as the Supreme Court correspondent and legal editor at BuzzFeed News, as well as for The Appeal and Metro Weekly.

Chris Geidner is a journalist and MSNBC columnist whose Law Dork newsletter covers the Supreme Court, law, and politics. His more than two decades in journalism includes widely recognized coverage of LGBTQ issues, the criminal legal system, and other complex legal and political questions. Geidner also contributes to Grid and Bolts and previously worked as the Supreme Court correspondent and legal editor at BuzzFeed News, as well as for The Appeal and Metro Weekly.

Latest from Chris Geidner

36d ago

One potential nomination is threatening to ruin Biden's record of picking good judges

Chad Meredith, an anti-abortion Republican, would be indistinguishable from some of the Trumpiest of Trump judges on the bench.
202d ago

Justice Stephen Breyer remaining on the Supreme Court is a gamble

It's the same play that Ruth Bader Ginsburg made — but he's sure it'll turn out different.
202d ago

Justice Stephen Breyer resisting retirement depresses Democrats and excites the GOP

Breyer's new book reads as if it were written in a different era than the one we're in.
257d ago

Mississippi's abortion law is the gateway to the death of Roe

Abortion rights rest in the hands of people like Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. How did we get here?
284d ago

America's deadly military error in Afghanistan is 'regrettable' — but legal

The U.S. is telling the world that deaths of innocent children are “understandable” given the way we conduct war.
307d ago

Supreme Court couldn't consider death penalty case if not for Biden's broken promise

If Biden opposes the death penalty, then he must stop putting people on death row.
344d ago

California may parole Robert Kennedy's assassin. Liberals aren't happy.

If Democrats don't think Robert Kennedy’s assassin deserves parole, do they really support criminal justice reform?
357d ago

Rahm Emanuel's coverup of Laquan McDonald's death can't be forgotten

Democrats can embrace police reform or Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan — but not both.
366d ago

Biden outshines Trump — and Obama — by appointing public defenders as judges

The law as we know it is dramatically skewed by a judiciary experience imbalance.
412d ago

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's marijuana statement isn't about marijuana

The justice cares way more about shrinking the federal government than people lighting up.
416d ago

Why DOJ's Georgia election lawsuit is a warning shot to SCOTUS

Attorney General Merrick Garland intends to use the what's left of the Voting Rights Act to the full extent possible.