Harry Litman, the senior legal affairs columnist for the Opinion page, is a former U.S. attorney and deputy assistant attorney general. He is the creator and host of the “Talking Feds” podcast (@talkingfedspod) and a regular commentator on MSNBC, CNN and CBS News. He was previously a contributing columnist for the Washington Post. Litman teaches constitutional and national security law at UCLA and UC San Diego, is a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and maintains a small law practice specializing in the False Claims Act. He served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and Anthony Kennedy. Prior to law school, Litman worked on the Associated Press’ baseball desk and as a feature film production assistant in New York City. Litman and his wife, Julie Roskies Litman, have three children.
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Oct. 2, 2023
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Sept. 26, 2023
Molly Michael is a compelling witness for special counsel Jack Smith’s team partly because she will be so difficult to challenge on cross-examination.
Sept. 20, 2023
President Biden’s son wouldn’t have been charged if Republicans in Congress weren’t looking to advance Donald Trump’s prospects by disingenuous means.
Sept. 14, 2023
A judge rejected the former chief of staff’s effort to move Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis’ case to federal court. A similar motion by the ex-president is likely to fail.
Sept. 11, 2023
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Sept. 7, 2023
His bid to remove the Georgia case to federal court appears to be part of a strategy to secure immunity and make Fulton County Dist. Atty. Fani Willis’ case go away.
Aug. 31, 2023
The former president’s lawyers tried to employ a political strategy in the Jan. 6 case. But U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan isn’t having it.
Aug. 28, 2023
The former president reported to the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta for booking on charges related to his attempt to overturn the 2020 election result in Georgia.
Aug. 24, 2023
Fulton County Dist. Atty. Fani Willis also charged 18 others, including Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman, taking advantage of the state’s broad RICO statute.
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