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Author: Ameer Benno

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Ameer Benno

Ameer Benno is an appellate and constitutional law attorney. He was the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 in New York’s Fourth Congressional District, and he frequently appears on national television and radio to give legal and political commentary. Follow him on Twitter at @AmeerBenno.

At sentencing, Judge Lamberth reportedly said of Chansley, “He made himself the image of the riot, didn't he? For good or bad, he made himself the very image of this whole event.” But media coverage should have had nothing to do with the sentencing....

In Federalist 48, James Madison observed that “power is of an encroaching nature,” and that it’s the natural tendency of those in power to exceed their authority. Madison must have been thinking about a politician like Joe Biden....