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Kimberly Wehle

Kimberly Wehle is a contributor to The Bulwark. She is the author of How to Read the Constitution—and Why (HarperCollins, 2019) and What You Need to Know About Voting—and Why (HarperCollins, 2020). She is also a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, a former assistant U.S. attorney, a former associate independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation, a CBS News legal analyst, and a contributor to the BBC. Follow her on Twitter @kimwehle.


Articles by Kimberly Wehle

December 23, 2020 5:30 am

The Squishiness of Federal Courts’ ‘Standing’ Doctrine

Why it led the Supreme Court to reject the Texas election lawsuit, and what it could mean for lawsuits against Biden administration programs.
Kimberly Wehle
December 8, 2020 10:23 pm

The Texas Attorney General’s Shameful and Stupid Attempt to Crash the Election

Laughable statistics, unsubstantiated facts, and weak lawyering in the service of Donald Trump.
Kimberly Wehle
December 7, 2020 10:07 pm

Ted Cruz Wants to Toss Out 7 Million People’s Votes. Appalling.

The ‘constitutionalist’ senator volunteers to help make the case at the Supreme Court.
Kimberly Wehle
December 3, 2020 5:30 am

The Trump Pardon Spree

His actions may convert the pardon power into a presidential license to commit federal crimes while in office.
Kimberly Wehle
November 25, 2020 5:30 am

Trump’s Embarrassingly Bad Legal Case in Pennsylvania

No wonder his campaign kept swapping out its lawyers.
Kimberly Wehle
November 4, 2020 6:01 pm

All of Trump’s Anti-Democratic Attacks Have Failed—So Far

He lied about mail-in-ballot fraud. He undermined the postal service. Now he wants the courts to halt the counting of ballots.
Kimberly Wehle
October 28, 2020 5:30 am

The Desperate Hypocrisy of the Trump Legal Clean-Up Crew

They say he was acting in an official capacity when denying defamation charges—a claim a federal judge rejected yesterday—but not when declassifying documents.
Kimberly Wehle
October 13, 2020 5:30 am

The Trouble with Trump’s Gag Orders

His demand that government employees—like the doctors at Walter Reed—sign nondisclosure agreements is legally dubious and dangerous as a matter of policy.
Kimberly Wehle
October 9, 2020 5:30 am

The Big Supreme Court Cases to Watch for This Fall

. . . and where a Justice Amy Coney Barrett might come down on them.
Kimberly Wehle
October 6, 2020 5:30 am

The Flaw in the Twenty-Fifth Amendment

The Constitution is not self-executing. It is only so good as it is enforced and respected.
Kimberly Wehle