Lindsay Beyerstein

Lindsay Beyerstein covers legal affairs, health care and politics for the Editorial Board. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, she’s a judge for the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Find her @beyerstein.

The man trying to elect QAnon believers as secretaries of state

October 31, 2022 /

It’s fair to say that if Jim Marchant were secretary of state, he wouldn’t certify a Democratic victory, because he keeps telling us. 

The J6 committee dares Merrick Garland to do something

October 14, 2022 /

Steve Bannon is already awaiting sentencing for defying the J6 Committee’s subpoena. It could happen again. 

Will a jury finally convict white insurrectionists?

October 7, 2022 /

The government’s case is strong. But history is against it.

Judge Cannon’s sideshow

September 30, 2022 /

The criminal investigation into the classified documents is continuing.

Three-judge panel says Donald Trump can’t sue his way out of a criminal investigation

September 29, 2022 /

Appeals court slams Trump-appointed judge for abuse.

My Pillow Guy is the heart of the ‘Big Lie’ conspiracy

September 19, 2022 /

It’s surprising it took so long for the FBI to take his phone.

The former guy has no claim to the current executive’s privilege

September 12, 2022 /

In a privilege fight between a sitting president and a former guy merely defending himself, the former guy should lose every time. 

Team Trump keeps admitting to an ongoing crime

August 30, 2022 /

His boasts that he owns the documents are undercutting his lawyers’ attempts to portray a brazen theft as an accident. 

Allen Weisselberg can’t plead the Fifth anymore

August 22, 2022 /

He used to protect Donald Trump that way. But no more.

Alex Jones’ many-splendored phone

August 11, 2022 /

Norm Pattis, Connecticut trial lawyer, burned his client.