Matt Ford

Matt Ford

Law, democracy, and the courts, @newrepublic. Past: @TheAtlantic. Nothing unreal exists.

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Despite what Murphy writes in the third paragraph, the statute itself was not really the problem here.

Now that the Trump era is almost over, I can finally turn to my one true passion: positive law codification.

@HeerJeet  They touch on the eugenics-ish thing in an episode this season, actually. Right after the one dunking on Thatcher's opposition to apartheid sanctions. I was pleasantly surprised.

Utah officials have discovered a mysterious 10-foot metal monolith in a remote part of the state.

Great read on whether wolves, now resurgent in Europe and the United States, should finally be re-introduced to the British Isles:

Waiting in line outside a barbecue place for Thanksgiving stuff and this poor pup is trying to will someone to drop an entire smoked turkey in front of him.

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Breaking my no-tweeting-during-Thanksgiving rule, but Alex Smith’s full recovery after everything he went through is such a joy.

“I’ve never cut down a Christmas tree when it was 60 degrees outside before,” he remarked right before a mild wave of horror swept over him.


Sherwin-Williams found out it employed one of the few millennials who was truly passionate about their job and fired him for it.

I guess you would’ve had to be there.

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Pretty cool how we can’t eat indoors at food places right now, but years of anti-homeless urban design mean there’s almost nowhere comfortable to eat outdoors either.

It’s just staring us in the face at this point.

It's less of a "news cycle" these days and more of that BSG episode where the Cylons attack every 33 minutes.

The U.S. Army detonates a massive swastika at the Nuremberg rally grounds, 1945.

2008: Twitter is a fun microblogging service you can use to keep track of Ashton Kutcher 2018: Twitter is the president's preferred tool for witness tampering in a federal criminal investigation

Maybe we shouldn’t give $100 billion in weapons to people who think we’re this stupid.

Love reading the “that’s what you get for not complying with police” replies here from folks who thought the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were tyranny.

Indonesia announced today that it's moving its capital because Jakarta is sinking into the sea.