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

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Joined March 2009
America has three branches of government: the Senate parliamentarian, the White House counsel’s office, and the shadow docket.
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Replying to @OrinKerr
It isn’t part of the Anglo-American legal tradition, but a fascinating read on this is Cautio Criminalis, a 17th-century treatise on due process by a German witch confessor who realized they were all innocent
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Really glad in hindsight that Romo had the presence of mind to explain the rule on the spot here
The game-ending play for the Cowboys ⬇️ (via @NFL)
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Also glad this wasn’t Aikman, who seems to truly hate the Niners
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I actually died right when the ref said “the game is over,” I’m tweeting from Valhalla right now
Replying to @fordm
How are your nerves
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Replying to @MatthewSitman
I’m convinced it’s a secularized way to invoke God’s judgment
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NINERS BABY
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NO WAY
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The Niners are bad for my health.
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My chest might literally explode.
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Replying to @pblest
Hell yeah
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Matt Ford retweeted
DEEEEEEBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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What a well-designed stadium!
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Matt Ford retweeted
$1.15 billion stadium and it’s designed to blind players during the game. Amazing.
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Go Niners.
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Matt Ford retweeted
That's now two awful, drive-altering penalties against the Eagles.
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Replying to @HeerJeet
“to the extent permitted by law” will be a fun thing for them to discover.
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