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Kimberly Wehle

Kimberly Wehle is a contributor to The Bulwark. She is a visiting professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. She is also a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, a former assistant U.S. attorney and associate independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation, and the author of How to Read the Constitution—and Why (HarperCollins) and What You Need to Know About Voting—and Why (HarperCollins). Her latest book is How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why—A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas. Twitter: @kimwehle.


Articles by Kimberly Wehle (page 1)

September 22, 2022 8:21 am

Appeals Court Lets the FBI Resume Work on the Mar-a-Lago Document Trove

A decisive rebuke of the judge who gave Trump the special master he asked for.
Kimberly Wehle
September 21, 2022 5:30 am

‘Special Master’ to Trump: “You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It”

The investigation of the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago is in a messy legal phase—here’s what to watch for.
Kimberly Wehle
August 9, 2022 1:08 am

The FBI Search of Mar-a-Lago: Five Takeaways and Questions

Criminal liability, presidential accountability, and what we still don’t know.
Kimberly Wehle
April 1, 2022 4:55 am

A Federal Judge Found That Trump “Likely” Committed Serious Crimes—Now What?

“A coup in search of a legal theory.”
Kimberly Wehle
March 24, 2022 8:00 am

Supreme Court Summarily Smacks Down Wisconsin Electoral Maps

Its unprecedented move comes even as Ketanji Brown Jackson explains to the Senate how judges are supposed to judge.
Kimberly Wehle
February 22, 2022 6:00 am

Civil Lawsuits Can Proceed Against Trump for His Big Lie and Jan. 6th Actions

New ruling confirms: A president does not have immunity for actions taken outside his official capacity.
Kimberly Wehle
January 31, 2022 5:30 am

Judge Rejects John Eastman’s Effort to Hide Files from the Jan. 6th Committee

And spells out a plan for his compliance with the committee’s subpoena.
Kimberly Wehle
January 13, 2022 5:30 am

Here’s Why Capitol Insurrectionists Are Being Charged Under a Post-Enron Law

Some defendants are complaining that it’s a misuse of the statute, but their case is weak.
Kimberly Wehle
December 14, 2021 5:17 am

The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Texas SB-8 Opens the Door to Mischief

The new conservative majority does away with pre-enforcement review.
Kimberly Wehle
December 3, 2021 9:00 am

Will the Supreme Court Overturn Roe or Prop It Up with a Compromise?

And what would either outcome in this term’s major abortion case mean for the courts and for our fractured country?
Kimberly Wehle