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Jordan Rubin

Deadline: Legal Blog writer

Jordan?Rubin is the Deadline: Legal Blog writer. He was a prosecutor for the New York County District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan?and is the author of “Bizarro," a book about the secret war on synthetic drugs. Before he joined MSNBC, he was a legal reporter for Bloomberg Law.

Jordan?Rubin is the Deadline: Legal Blog writer. He was a prosecutor for the New York County District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan?and is the author of “Bizarro," a book about the secret war on synthetic drugs. Before he joined MSNBC, he was a legal reporter for Bloomberg Law.

Latest from Jordan Rubin

If Alito won’t recuse from Jan. 6 cases, he should at least explain himself

Amidst the calls of someone in power, somewhere, to do something after the latest flag report on Justice Samuel Alito, there’s one modest measure the justice himself can and should take: Explain his non-recusal from Jan.

Alito authors 6-3 ruling in favor of South Carolina Republicans in racial gerrymandering case

The Supreme Court sided with South Carolina Republicans in the Roberts Court’s latest legal assault on voting that makes it even harder to prove racial gerrymandering.

Why the Supreme Court may take a while still with its decision on Trump immunity

The Supreme Court justices have already taken more time to issue a ruling on Trump’s immunity claim than they did to decide the Colorado case on his ballot eligibility.

Aileen Cannon holds hearings in a case she's keeping from trial

With Trump’s New York trial heading to summations next week, a hearing in his classified documents case is a reminder the hush money case may be the only one that gets tried before the election — possibly ever.

How Robert Costello’s defense testimony could actually hurt Trump’s case

Typically, parties will call witnesses to testify at trial who are good for them. It’s unclear whether that happened with Trump’s criminal defense.

Trump doesn't testify in hush money trial after saying he would

It’s official: Donald Trump will not be testifying in his own defense.

Supreme Court Justice Alito doesn’t need to trade stock in the first place

There's no reason that Supreme Court justices need to buy and sell individual stocks, creating another self-imposed problem for their public image.

Election law discussion at Trump’s trial shows how crucial the jury instructions will be

The mundane-sounding issue of jury instructions is critical in any case. This general principle holds true in the first criminal trial against a former U.S. president.

Ask Jordan: Are Trump surrogates violating the hush money trial gag order?

A parade of Republican officials have parroted Donald Trump's criticisms at the hush money trial. Are they violating the judge's gag order?

Why Alito should, but probably won’t, recuse from Jan. 6 cases

As the Supreme Court weighs critical Jan. 6-related appeals, a report by The New York Times has raised more questions about Justice Samuel Alito’s impartiality.
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