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Philip Rotner

Philip Rotner is a columnist whose articles appear in national publications and on his website, philiprotner.com. Philip is an attorney who has practiced for over 40 years, both in private practice and as the general counsel of a global professional services firm.  Philip’s views are his own, and do not reflect the views of any organization with which he has been associated.


Articles by Philip Rotner (page 1)

December 26, 2022 3:42 am

What the Jan. 6th Report Says About the Fake Electors Scheme

“Freaking Trump idiots want someone to fly original elector papers to the senate President.”
Philip Rotner
December 12, 2022 5:30 am

It’s Time to Indict Donald Trump

A chronology of the Mar-a-Lago documents scandal.
Philip Rotner
December 7, 2022 5:30 am

Verdict: Trump’s Company Guilty of Fraud, Financial Crimes

The legal contortions by the lawyers for the Trump Organization didn’t do them much good.
Philip Rotner
December 6, 2022 5:30 am

Will the Supreme Court Go Narrow or Broad in Ruling on Free Speech vs. Equal Protection?

Several possible outcomes suggested in Monday’s oral arguments in the case of a Colorado graphic designer who won’t work on…
Philip Rotner
November 30, 2022 11:54 am

Here’s Why This Seditious Conspiracy Verdict Matters

The guilty verdict for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes is important as a matter of justice—but it also sends a…
Philip Rotner
August 16, 2022 5:30 am

‘But Her Emails’—Trump’s Dishonest Whataboutism

Sorry Professor Dershowitz, but comparing Trump’s case to Hillary Clinton’s doesn’t make Trump look good. (You neither, for that matter.)
Philip Rotner
August 12, 2022 5:30 am

Donald Trump’s O.J. Defense

His apologists keep shifting their arguments—desperately trying to sow confusion and doubt.
Philip Rotner
July 27, 2022 5:30 am

The Secret Service’s Inexcusable Document Destruction

It’s a big deal—and merits a Justice Department investigation.
Philip Rotner
July 12, 2022 5:30 am

Don’t Play Bannon’s Game

He now says he’s willing to testify. But most likely he wants to avoid it—and avoid jail.
Philip Rotner
June 28, 2022 5:30 am

Could Trump Face Justice Over the Fraudulent Electors?

None of his standard defenses will work.
Philip Rotner