MSNBC Author Chris Geidner
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Chris Geidner

Chris Geidner is a journalist and MSNBC columnist who has been writing about legal issues for the past two decades. His work includes widely recognized coverage of LGBTQ issues, the criminal legal system, and other complex legal and political questions. Geidner previously worked as the Supreme Court correspondent and legal editor at BuzzFeed News, as well as for The Appeal and Metro Weekly.

Chris Geidner is a journalist and MSNBC columnist who has been writing about legal issues for the past two decades. His work includes widely recognized coverage of LGBTQ issues, the criminal legal system, and other complex legal and political questions. Geidner previously worked as the Supreme Court correspondent and legal editor at BuzzFeed News, as well as for The Appeal and Metro Weekly.

Latest from Chris Geidner

2d ago

Supreme Court couldn't consider death penalty case if not for Biden's broken promise

If Biden opposes the death penalty, then he must stop putting people on death row.
40d ago

California may parole Robert Kennedy's assassin. Liberals aren't happy.

If Democrats don't think Robert Kennedy’s assassin deserves parole, do they really support criminal justice reform?
52d ago

Rahm Emanuel's coverup of Laquan McDonald's death can't be forgotten

Democrats can embrace police reform or Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan — but not both.
62d ago

Biden outshines Trump — and Obama — by appointing public defenders as judges

The law as we know it is dramatically skewed by a judiciary experience imbalance.
88d ago

Justice Stephen Breyer remaining on the Supreme Court is a gamble

It's the same play that Ruth Bader Ginsburg made — but he's sure it'll turn out different.
108d ago

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's marijuana statement isn't about marijuana

The justice cares way more about shrinking the federal government than people lighting up.
112d ago

Why DOJ's Georgia election lawsuit is a warning shot to SCOTUS

Attorney General Merrick Garland intends to use the what's left of the Voting Rights Act to the full extent possible.
129d ago

Puerto Ricans are Americans. Biden needs to defend their rights.

An estimated 700,000 Puerto Ricans are paying the price for entrenched racism.
142d ago

The Trump obstruction memo case shows Biden's DOJ is still protecting Trump

DOJ could release the full Trump obstruction memo without a fight. Instead, they're keeping the facts shrouded in a move that ultimately shields Trump.
156d ago

The Atlanta spa shooter shouldn't face the death penalty for a hate crime

Using the Atlanta spa shootings case to further entrench the death penalty in our nation and in our lives will only hurt us.
175d ago

Kavanaugh just erased years of precedent to keep kids in jail forever

The Court's conservative wing will now let kids spent their lives behind bars.