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Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro was a legal analyst for The Washington Times.

Articles by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Illustration on the unjust malignment of Steve Bannon by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The tarring of Steve Bannon

Fox News has reported that the Trump presidential transition team is already being called upon to rescind its appointment of Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist, citing accusations of anti-Semitism and racism. Published November 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Snyder)

Donald Trump attracting white supremacists draws complaints

White nationalists have found a champion they can get excited about in Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, but they're having a tough time getting their message through as they face a backlash from voters who reject it. Published January 14, 2016

Fire personnel gather at the base of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 20, 1995, the day after the bombing. (Associated Press)

Oklahoma City bombing secret: DNA extracted from unknown leg

The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner has partial DNA from an unmatched left leg collected from the ruins of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, reviving the possibility of a 169th unidentified victim from the 1995 terror attack as well as defense lawyers' long-held belief that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols had an additional accomplice. Published December 7, 2015


Kermit Roosevelt III speaks in D.C. on Japanese internment, Syrian refugee backlash

The great-great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt will speak Monday evening at the Georgetown based Harvard Club about his new historical novel and legal thriller, which examines the constitutionality of Japanese internment during World War II, and the balance between liberty and security in a free society. Published November 22, 2015

Earlier this year California-based enterprise SpaceX launched the Dragon, a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying unmanned cargo to the International Space Station. The company is hoping to help the U.S. lead the space race with reusable rockets. (Associated Press)

SpaceX proposing cost-effective reusable rockets

As India launches its first observatory in space and Europe places a probe on a comet, SpaceX is hoping to help the U.S. lead the space race with reusable rockets and the kind of raw power not seen since the glory days of the Saturn V. Published October 4, 2015

The Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

UVa. changes handling of sex assault reports after Title IX probe

The University of Virginia entered into a settlement Monday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights after a four-year long investigation, changing the way the school handles reports of sexual violence and harassment, officials said Monday. Published September 21, 2015

Dan Gerawan (left), owner of Gerawan Farming Inc., talks with crew boss Jose Cabello in a nectarine orchard near Sanger, California. Gerawan Farming is in a battle with the United Farm Workers, which wants to represent thousands of workers at the family farm. (Associated Press)

United Farm Workers, founded by Cesar Chavez, in standoff with Gerawan Farming

Fifty-three years after Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers in California, the labor union is facing resistance from laborers at the largest U.S. peach farm, who are rallying against union representation and the state bureaucrats who refuse to count their votes to decertify the collective. Published August 19, 2015

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Obama administration knew of Rolling Stone rape story before publication

The Obama administration disclosed Tuesday it first learned about Rolling Stone's ill-fated story on campus rape in Sept. 2014, about two months before it was published, when reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely called seeking information on the government's investigation of the University of Virginia's handling of sexual assaults. Published July 22, 2015

Bill Cosby (AP Photo/File)

Gloria Allred: Create mechanism to revoke Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom

Famed sexual harassment and employment lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents a number of women accusing Bill Cosby of rape, wants President Obama to revoke the actor's Presidential Medal of Freedom and believes that the White House or Congress should create a mechanism to do just that. Published July 16, 2015

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. The rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart shortly after liftoff. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

McCain: SpaceX explosion no reason to ease Russian rocket ban

The recent Sunday explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket high above the skies of Cape Canaveral should not reignite Washington's willingness to use Russian rocket engines, Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain said. Published June 30, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin attend a meeting of the Victory Day celebrations organizing committee in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, in this March 17, 2015, file photo. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Russia launching new hypersonic missile to carry nuclear warheads

Russia is test-flying a new, hypersonic glide vehicle that follows the contrails of China's WU-14, a delivery vehicle reportedly capable of carrying nuclear warheads at Mach 10 and less susceptible to U.S. anti-ballistic countermeasures. Published June 26, 2015

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber raised suspicion during his re-election campaign when he shut down the state's health care exchange. (Associated Press)

Cover Oregon Obamacare fiasco piques interest of House oversight panel

A key House oversight panel is demanding that the Department of Health and Human Services turn over all documents related to the failed Cover Oregon health care information exchange, which was abandoned last year after the state spent an estimated $300 million of federal grant money to build it. Published June 25, 2015