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Do you believe that Donald Trump intended to incite an insurrection?

That's the question I'd like to see polled. I think that the "yes" answer needs to be quite high — at least above 50% — for the impeachment trial to make sense.But the question has 2 words in it that I think most people could not define accurately. Maybe the pollsters could insert a definition. Something like this:1. An insurrection is "a violent uprising against an authority or government." Do you believe what happened at the Capitol on January 6th was an insurrection? 2. "To incite" is to "enc...
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Polls, Capitol, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, the Trump resistance


45 Senators just voted that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional, so it seems that acquittal is inevitable.

Rand Paul’s motion was defeated 55 to 45, but a 2/3 vote is needed to convict, so it seems the outcome is preordained and the substantive merits of the case don’t matter. The 45 who believe it’s unconstitutional shouldn’t change their mind based on anything to be presented at trial.ADDED: A TV commentator said that only 34 votes were expected on Paul’s motion. 45 is a much stronger showing. McConnell voted with Paul. Only 5 Republicans voted with the Democrats: Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Toomey...
Tags: Law, Senate, Rand Paul, PAUL, McConnell, Ann Althouse, Sasse, Impeachment, Romney Collins Murkowski Toomey


The Linguistic Gymnastics ‘Textualists’ Will Perform To Get Roberts Out Of Trump’s Impeachment

Before playing semantics, just take a look at any rulebook.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Constitutional Law, Trump, John Roberts, Impeachment


"If the Chief Justice is required, then what Leahy is about to do is not a duty. Taking on a role that is not yours under the Constitution is an abuse of power."

>I wrote, in my post yesterday, "Did Chief Justice John Roberts decline to preside over the Senate trial of the Trump impeachment?"  In the comments, Meade wrote: "Will Leahy be costumed in his horned animal skin shaman outfit?"  I said, "Can someone do a photoshop of this? I'd like to put it on the front page."  Asked. Received: I'll credit the Photoshopper by name if he emails to say he wants to be named. ADDED: We really ought to learn Photoshop here at Meadhouse. I can't do i...
Tags: Law, South Park, Senate, Leahy, John Roberts, Patrick Leahy, Meade, Ann Althouse, Photoshopping, Meadhouse, Impeachment, Will Leahy, Shaman Leahy


Did Chief Justice John Roberts decline to preside over the Senate trial of the Trump impeachment?

I'm trying to understand "John Roberts ducks the spotlight by skipping the second Trump impeachment trial" by Joan Biskupic (CNN).  Ducks by skipping?!! That's a daffy way to put it. I think it means John Roberts arrived at the view that there was no occasion for the Chief Justice to preside, and therefore he has a duty to refrain from participating. That's not ducking and it's not skipping. When he presides, it's because he must, and when he refrains, it's because he must. It's based on an in...
Tags: Law, Senate, US, United States, House Of Representatives, Leahy, Vermont, Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Joan Biskupic, Patrick Leahy, Sen Patrick Leahy, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Biskupic


John Roberts Weaseling Out Of Donald Trump Impeachment Trial Warrants His Own Impeachment

If Roberts refuses to perform his duty, then it's time for him to go.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Donald Trump, Constitutional Law, John Roberts, Roberts, Impeachment


"The President of the United States is impeachable at any time during his continuance in office."

Wrote James Madison in The Federalist Papers, Number 39. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, United States, James Madison, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Trump's trial


An Impeachment So Nice They Did It Twice

The second impeachment of Trump's tenure raises easily answered questions.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Trump, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Impeachment, Featured Podcasts


"MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan argues that we should think of Trump’s followers as if they were al-Qaeda members, who move freely among us because they are white..."

".... The comparison fails even though the mob in the Capitol included at least a few honest-to-goodness, unambiguous terrorists, who came there with the express purpose of violently scaring the hell out of politicians in an effort to change policy...  I once thought resistance to the hysterical style was hopeless.... We overdose on serotonin, or some equally enchanting neurotransmitter, and experience an addict’s bliss at the hysterical scenes that pass before our eyes, whether they make us hap...
Tags: Law, Georgia, Atlantic, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Biden, Msnbc, Boredom, Bin Laden, Trump, Capitol, Mehdi Hasan, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Analogies, Impeachment


Morning Docket: 01.19.21

* A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who was reportedly arrested for being naked in a hotel. Maybe his pleadings were bare... [Fox News] * Rudy Giuliani reportedly claims he cannot be an impeachment lawyer for President Trump because he may be a witness in the case. [Business Insider] * State attorneys general are preparing yet another lawsuit against Google. [Fox News] * The D.C. Attorney General has suggested that President Trump may face criminal charges related to t...
Tags: Google, Law, Fox News, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Hill, Morning Docket, Impeachment, President Trump, MyPillow, DC Attorney General, Mike Landel


"'There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.' Those words are as true today as when Abraham Lincoln spoke them."

"As I said last summer when mob violence gripped our streets, so I say again about the mob violence at our nation’s Capitol last week: those persons responsible should be held accountable in the courts to the full extent of the law. The House has passed an article of impeachment against the president, but the Senate under its rules and precedents cannot start and conclude a fair trial before the president leaves office next week. Under these circumstances, the Senate lacks constitutional authori...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Cotton, Gop, House, Trump, Capitol, Abraham Lincoln, Tom Cotton, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Trump Tom Cotton


Biden shows no leadership... I mean... Biden tries to stay above the fray.

The NYT headline is "As Trump is impeached for a second time, Biden tries to stay above the fray."... President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has maintained a studied cool, staying largely removed from the proceedings... Mr. Biden’s focus on the governing challenge ahead... it also underscores the contrast between his cautious, centrist approach to politics and the anger of many Democratic officials and voters over Mr. Trump’s assaults on democratic norms.Actually, this little article is rather crit...
Tags: Law, Party, Biden, Trump, Democratic Party, Ann Althouse, Joseph R Biden Jr, Trumpland, Impeachment, Democratic Party in Trumpland


"Some say the riots were caused by Antifa. There was absolutely no evidence of that. And conservatives should be the first to say so...."

"The President bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump, accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure President elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term. The President’s immediate action also deserves congressional action, which is why I think a fact finding commission and a censure resolution woul...
Tags: Law, Congress, House, Biden, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Antifa, what Trump did to the GOP, the Trump resistance


The Country’s Long Tradition Of Impeachment

Though Donald Trump is the only one impeached twice...
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Trivia Question of the Day, Impeachment


"This was not a protest, this was a well-organized insurrection against our country that was organized by Donald Trump."

Said Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts, Chair of the House Rules Committee, opening the debate this morning on the Article of Impeachment, quoted in "The House begins debating impeachment charge against Trump." (NYT). McGovern asserted that he looked into some people's eyes and "saw evil." I'm seeing the live vote embedded at the Times, and it is strictly along party lines... ... even though the text of the article says "Republicans were fracturing over the vote." And:Sena...
Tags: Eyes, Law, Putin, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Evil, House, Mitch McConnell, Times, Evidence, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, McGovern, House Rules Committee, Jim McGovern


Lawmaker Loses His Son, Survives A Coup, Then Drafts Final Article Of Impeachment Against Trump

He's been drawing his strength from thoughts of his son during these unprecedented times.
Tags: Law, Suicide, Government, Uncategorized, Deaths, Donald Trump, Quote Of The Day, Jamie Raskin, Impeachment, Impeachment Against Trump, Coup Attempt, Thomas Bloom Raskin


The last Trump?

US President Donald Trump may have less than a fortnight left in office, but he’s not done yet — he may well be remembered for destroying the Republican party The post The last Trump? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Republicans, Opinion, US, America, Racism, United States, Ted Cruz, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Us Elections, Trump




"House Democrats on Monday introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump for inciting a mob that attacked the Capitol last week, vowing to press the charge..."

"... as Republicans blocked a separate move to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to strip him of power under the 25th Amendment.... Democratic leaders were confident it would pass, and pressured Republican lawmakers to vote with them to beseech the vice president, who is said to be opposed to using the powers outlined in the Constitution, to do so. It was a remarkable threat. If Mr. Pence does not intervene 'within 24 hours' after passage and the president does not resign, House leader...
Tags: Law, United States, House, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Pence, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Impeachment, Democratic Party in Trumpland, the Trump resistance


Storming The Capitol: A Few Thought Experiments

Every American must read Mark Herrmann’s breathtaking thought experiments about last week’s assault on the Capitol.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Mark Herrmann, Impeachment


Alan Dershowitz Is Absolutely, Positively Not An Intellectual Who ‘Had Lost His Mind’

And if you so much as think it, he'll sue you for $300 million. So there!
Tags: Law, Cnn, Law Schools, Defamation, Jeffrey Epstein, Alan Dershowitz, Impeachment


Vindman Resigns From Military, Citing ‘Retaliation’ From Trump

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman has resigned from the military, his attorney said in a statement obtained by TPM on Wednesday, saying that President Trump led a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation” over his testimony in last year’s impeachment inquiry. “LTC Vindman did what the law compelled him to do; and for that he was bullied by the President and his proxies,” Vindman attorney Amb. David Pressman said in the statement. “And yet, LTC Vindman would not be intimidated and will...
Tags: News, White House, Defense, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Military, United States, House, National Security Council, US Army, Esper, Trump, LTC, Pressman, Tammy Duckworth D IL


"As the book nears publication and details spill out, many congressional Democrats quickly assailed Mr. Bolton for not telling his story during the impeachment proceedings and instead saving it for his $2 million book."

"Mr. Bolton explains his position in the epilogue, saying he wanted to wait to see if a judge would order one of his deputies to testify over White House objections. Once the House impeached Mr. Trump over the Ukraine matter, Mr. Bolton volunteered to testify in the Senate trial that followed if subpoenaed. But Senate Republicans voted to block new testimony by him and any other witnesses even after The New York Times reported that his forthcoming book would confirm the quid pro quo. Some of tho...
Tags: Books, Law, Senate, White House, Ukraine, House, New York Times, Bolton, Trump, Donald J Trump, John Bolton, Said, Peter Baker, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Impeachment


"President Trump has taken historic, aggressive measures to protect the health, wealth and safety of the American people — and did so, while the media and Democrats chose to only focus on the stupid politics of a sham illegitimate impeachment."

"It’s more than disgusting, despicable and disgraceful for cowardly unnamed sources to attempt to rewrite history — it’s a clear threat to this great country."Said a White House spokesman statement, quoted in The Washington Post, which sought a response for its article, "U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic." From the article, published last night:The intelligence reports didn’t predict when the virus might land on U.S. shores or recommend particular...
Tags: Law, White House, China, United States, Optimism, World Health Organization, The Washington Post, Trump, Health And Human Services, WaPo, Hubei Province, Mick Mulvaney, Ann Althouse, White House Trump, Azar, Mulvaney



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