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Chris Geidner

MSNBC Columnist

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 include 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 include 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

390d ago

DeSantis’ problematic ploy to win MAGA votes after Trump’s indictment

After Trump's indictment, Gov. Ron DeSantis tweeted that Florida would not help with any extradition of Trump, should it be necessary.
421d ago

The Supreme Court’s conservatives have a flexible new ‘doctrine’

The ever-expanding "major questions" doctrine has become conservative justices' tool of choice for voiding Biden administration policies.
439d ago

The Supreme Court thinks it’s special. It’s not.

Reporters should cover the justices like any other part of government.
506d ago

The incredibly unsubtle Amy Coney Barrett response that should worry LGBTQ Americans

In 303 Creative v. Elenis, LGBTQ rights seem under threat from conservative Supreme Court judges like Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Anthony Alito.
527d ago

Democrats need to pick up the pace on appointing judges

With Senate control maintained, Biden and the Democrats should move quickly to fill the over 100 vacancies in the federal judiciary.
542d ago

Chief Justice John Roberts is about to get what he always wanted. That's a problem.

Supporters of race-conscious admissions policies should learn lessons from Democrats' sluggish response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
568d ago

Ketanji Brown Jackson takes the Supreme Court's conservative majority to school

As Tuesday's oral arguments over Alabama's new voting map showed, none of the other justices have begun their careers as impressively as Jackson.
608d ago

Trump's Mar-a-Lago lawyers have some real explaining to do

The legal debacle unfolding in Florida makes Trump's post-election clown-car operation look positively professional in comparison.
615d ago

Ron DeSantis suspends a prosecutor for having different opinions than Ron DeSantis

An attack on the state attorney is an attack on the voters who twice elected him to office.
654d 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.
820d 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.
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