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Uproar Over Trump’s Pardon Of A US Soldier Convicted Of Killing Iraqi Man

President Donald Trump on Monday pardoned former Army Lt. Michael Behenna, who was convicted of killing an Iraqi man. Some military and legal voices on Twitter are in an uproar. Behenna was convicted in 2009 for killing an Iraqi prisoner after allegedly stripping him naked and torturing him. Behenna maintains that he acted out of self defense. He was initially sentenced to 25 years in jail, but was released on parole in 2014. From an Army officer: Went through 4 yrs of ethics classes at West...
Tags: News, US, America, Aclu, Army, Joe Arpaio, Donald Trump, Trump, Dod, Arpaio, Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law, Army Lt, Dinesh D Souza, Jamil Dakwar, Manafort

Non Sequiturs: 04.28.19

* Adam Feldman poses -- and answers -- an interesting question: are particular justices more or less partial to certain lawyers' or law firms' positions? [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of the federal judiciary, Carrie Severino offers this helpful scorecard of President Donald Trump's track record on judicial appointments -- which underscores, as she notes, the importance of the 2020 elections. [Bench Memos / National Review] * And speaking of President Trump, Joshua Matz and Laurence Tribe have...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Copyright, Fair Use, Donald Trump, Copyright Law, Fourth Circuit, Institute for Justice, Adam Feldman, Laurence Tribe, Westlaw, Brammer, Bryan Cave, Ilya Somin, Non-Sequiturs

The Meaning and Implications of the Mueller Report

I have finally finished reading the Mueller Report, slowly and with care. In one sense, the Report is more accessible than its intimidating four-hundred-plus pages may at first appear. The executive summaries of Volumes I and II are short, clear, and illuminating. Before voting in the 2020 primaries or general election, every literate American might consider reading them. On the other hand, it may be challenging for readers who are not sophisticated lawyers to figure out what is going on in...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Branding, Clinton

America’s Most Famous Constitutional Scholar Meets The Creator/Star Of ‘What The Constitution Means To Me’

Laurence Tribe, who’s taught at Harvard Law School for 50 years and is familiar to many a public TV and radio listener, went to see Heidi Schreck’s hit theater piece in its pre-Broadway run in Manhattan’s East Village. He loved it, and he wanted to meet her. And so he did, after a Broadway performance of the show last month. Journalist Peter Marks got to come along. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, Broadway, Manhattan, Harvard Law School, Laurence Tribe, Heidi Schreck, Peter Marks, 04.11.19

Laurence Tribe unleashes alliteration and fat-shaming against William Barr.

Barr has no shame. He’s become a caricature of a lawyer and a miserable excuse for a public servant. A pathetic porcine puppet for a puerile president.— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) April 10, 2019 "Puerile" means "befitting children rather than adults; childish, infantile, immature" (OED), and as they say in the schoolyard, it takes one to know one. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Fat, Laurence Tribe, Larry Tribe, Barr, Ann Althouse, Insults, William Barr

Law Expert Mocks Trump For Inadvertently Making A Case Against Himself

Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe said he'd honestly "never had an opponent who was quite as helpful" as Trump.
Tags: News, Harvard, Laurence Tribe

Trump admits his "National Emergency" isn't really an emergency

Trump admitted this morning that his "National Emergency" is not actually an emergency – "I didn't need to do this," he said about it. But the National Emergency would allow him to build his wall "faster." "I want to do it faster," he said. "I can do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. I would rather do it much faster. I don't have to do it for the election. I have already done a lot of wall for the election 2020." Via Buzzfeed: George Conway, a conservative lawyer...
Tags: Post, News, White House, US, Harvard, Impatience, Trump, Laurence Tribe, Brennan Center for Justice, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Knight First Amendment Institute, Elizabeth Goitein, False Alarms, Joyce Alene, National Emergency

Anthony Scaramucci On How To Get An A- In Law School

The Mooch v. Professor Tribe: Con Law edition.
Tags: Law, Grades, Law Schools, Harvard Law School, Laurence Tribe, Anthony Scaramucci, Mooch

Another Latest'n'Greatest: "...and how would you like that done?"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock: "...and how would you like this done?" So... in Venezuela, Juan Guaido, a rightist "opposition" leader who'd  never actually run in the recent Presidential election, just out of  nowhere declares himself "Interim President" and swears himself in,  and the US is apparently ready to support this doorknob in a coup  attempt against Nicolas Maduro, a Bolivarist who actually ran for  President, ...
Tags: Comics, Russia, US, Eu, Cnn, Venezuela, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nicolás Maduro, Hillary, Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law, Lawrence Lessig, Mike Rhode, Mike Flugennock

Non Sequiturs: 12.23.18

* Nancy Gertner and Laurence Tribe take Alan Dershowitz to task for his unorthodox analysis of the sentencing proceedings of General Michael Flynn. [Boston Globe] * In this elegant essay, Jane Chong uses two notable new books -- To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, and the updated edition of Charles Black's classic, Impeachment: A Handbook, with a new preface and additional chapters by by Philip Bobbitt (affiliate links) -- as the jumping-off point f...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Affordable Care Act, Connor, Donald Trump, American Bar Association, Aba, Tort Reform, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Review of Books, Laurence Tribe, Jonathan Adler, Michael Flynn, Nancy Gertner, Stephen Cooper, Alan Dershowitz

Justice Kennedy: The linchpin of the transformation of civil rights for the LGBTQ community

Paul Smith is the vice president of Litigation and Strategy at the Campaign Legal Center. He successfully argued in Lawrence v. Texas for the Supreme Court to overrule Bowers v. Hardwick.  The jurisprudence that Justice Anthony Kennedy developed over three decades on the Supreme Court is nigh-impossible to pigeonhole ideologically. But one thing is crystal clear. He was personally and deeply committed to the proposition that gay and lesbian Americans deserve full equality. He was the author of t...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Navy, America, Georgia, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Connecticut, Kennedy, Windsor, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Lawrence

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe on Trump’s Pardon Power and the Trouble With Impeachment

"This is not something that we can take lightly or do more than once"
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Laurence Tribe, Impeachment, Onetime, Trump 's Pardon Power

Non-Sequiturs: 05.27.18

* What is up with the lively Twitter feed of George T. Conway, former Wachtell Lipton partner and husband of top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway? It's not entirely clear -- but if you're not already following GTC, you should be. [Politico] * Because Masterpiece Cakeshop isn't the only cake controversy out there: mom tries to get "summa cum laude" written on her son's graduation cake, hilarity sues. [Althouse] * Over at the invaluable Take Care blog, you can now find an extensive database of art...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Congress, Colorado, Court, Pbs, Donald Trump, Kennedy, Trump, Adam Feldman, Tavis Smiley, Laurence Tribe, Anthony M Kennedy, Anthony Kennedy

Jeffrey Sutton, 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law

The Oxford University Press has just published an interesting new book, 51 Imperfect Solutions:  States and the Making of American Constitutional Law, by Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton.  He is an extremely thoughtful conservative judge; among other things, his opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act is by far the best of the judicial opinions that wrestled with the constitutional issues purportedly surrounding its passage.  It is a measure of the degree of ideological p...
Tags: US, Ohio, Branding, Sutton, Laurence Tribe, Rodriguez, Oxford University Press, Robert Mueller, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Jeffrey Sutton, Sandy Levinson, Jack Balkin, Jeffrey S Sutton, Imperfect Solutions, American Constitutional Law, Obergefell Sutton

“The Danger of Constant Impeachment Talk: Calls to remove a president have become a regular feature of American politics over the past two decades, making it harder to achieve if truly needed.”

“The Danger of Constant Impeachment Talk: Calls to remove a president have become a regular feature of American politics over the past two decades, making it harder to achieve if truly needed.” Law professor Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz have online at The Wall Street Journal.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz

Authoritarianism for Me but Not for Thee

Democrats Get Trump Antis Main Stream Media U.S.A. –-( It's funny how projection works. These hysterical Democrats calling for President Trump's impeachment because of his dastardly “authoritarian tendencies” are the ones with authoritarian tendencies.I'll bet you didn't know that the president commits an impeachable offense if his political opponents harbor an irrational fear that he has authoritarian tendencies — whether or not he has acted outside the scope of his constitution...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Washington Post, Russia, Barack Obama, Fbi, Harvard, Williams, Fox News, Msnbc, Brian Williams, Trump, Sanders, Bernie, Tribe, Laurence Tribe

"I think Joy Reid has inadvertently made an important point. The crazed hatred of Donald Trump that we see on the left is based on a fantasy..."

"... a fantasy that liberals attribute to Trump and his supporters, but that in fact exists only on the left. In the minds of liberals."Concludes John Hinderaker, reading that article Laurence Tribe declared a “brilliant take on the politics of the space-time continuum" (and that we were talking about yesterday, here). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Trump, Laurence Tribe, Larry Tribe, Ann Althouse, Joy Reid, Power Line, Trump derangement syndrome, John Hinderaker, Joy-Ann Reid

Do Not Let the Children Lead

Do Not Let the Children Lead U.S.A. –-( Where are all the grown-ups in times of crisis and grief? Don't bother searching America's prestigious law schools.Two adult men, occupying lofty perches as law professors, argued this week that the voting age in the U.S. should be lowered to 16 because some high school survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting who want gun control “are proving how important it is to include young people's voices in political debate.”That was the asserti...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, Washington, America, Cnn, Harvard, Capitol Hill, Douglas, Nra, Don, University of Kentucky, Michelle Malkin, Laurence Tribe, Gun Rights News, Joshua Douglas

How Laurence Tribe hears things.

Retweet if you agree that, each time @realDonaldTrump says “fake news,” he’s subliminally channeling “fuck news.”— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) December 29, 2017 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Laurence Tribe, Larry Tribe, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

Symposium: NIFLA v. Becerra — A Supreme housecleaning continues?

Mark L. Rienzi is a professor of law at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. The First Amendment’s protections for minority speakers are most needed — and most in jeopardy — when the speech relates to deeply important and deeply controversial issues. When the speech in question matters most, the temptation toward government control is greatest. This is true both for the political branches the First Amendment is designed to restrain and, more dangerously, for the judges cha...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, California, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Catholic Church, Baltimore, Sierra Club, Reed, Antonin Scalia, Hill, 9th Circuit, U S Court of Appeals

Trump, hitting back at Jeff Flake, calls him "Flake(y)."

Here's the tweet, which is funny for a few reasons:Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on “mike” saying bad things about your favorite President. He’ll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is “toast.”The funniest thing about it to me is Trump calling himself "your favorite President." It's absolutely accurate, because he is our only President. I mean, you might try to write a screwball comedy — i...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Reagan, Bread, Gop, Arizona, Donald Trump, Hillary, Names, Jeff Flake, Trump, Roy Moore, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Laurence Tribe, Qaddafi

Laurence Tribe calls Trump's misspelling of "Frankenstein" "at least subconsciously antisemitic."

Trump tweeted: The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? ..... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2017 Lawprof Laurence Tribe tweeted: Was it an accident that Trump had to override autocorrect to come up with the one distinctively Jewish spelling? Freud would say it was at least subconsciously antisemitic. I’m inclined to agree. — Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) Novemb...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Anti-semitism, Monsters, Names, Jewish, Al Franken, Freud, Spelling, Trump, Donald J Trump, Frankenstein, Laurence Tribe, Occam, Mary Shelley, Franken

‘Show your taxes’ — Could California really force presidential contenders to do it?

By Ben Christopher, CALmatters There’s sometimes a fine line between good governance and trolling. One of this year’s most controversial—if not quite as consequential—state bills is a proposal by Democratic Sen. Mike McGuire of Healdsburg that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns before they can appear on a California ballot. Proponents insist this is simply about providing voters with useful, nay necessary, information about any and all presidential candidates. Did...
Tags: Elections, Chris Christie, Taxes, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, La, Senate, Uncategorized, California News, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Harvard, Soccer

Constitutional Law In The Age Of Trump: Law Professors React

Being a Con Law professor has never been more important.
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Constitutional Law, Quote Of The Day, Harvard Law School, Laurence Tribe, Law Professors

Morning Docket: 07.31.17

* After the spectacular failure that was the "skinny repeal" bill, President Trump has called for the filibuster to be abolished to prevent Senate Republicans from "look[ing] like fools." Sorry, but a bipartisan majority has already opposed eliminating the filibuster for legislation, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has no desire to do away with it. [CBS News] * "If we are not careful, when we wake up from the Trump presidency, our justice system may be broken beyond recognition." Sal...
Tags: Politics, Law, Obama, Cbs News, Senate, White House, Harvard, New York Times, Manhattan, Mitch McConnell, Trials, Npr, Federal Judges, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department

Anthony Scaramucci Answers Socratic Questions at HLS

To be a fly on the wall of Scaramucci's Con Law class.
Tags: Friday Fun, Law, Donald Trump, Harvard Law School, HLS, Laurence Tribe, Larry Tribe, Anthony Scaramucci, Socratic Method

Harvard Professor Has Bone To Pick With Anthony Scaramucci About Constitutional Law

Hmm, perhaps the Mooch didn't jot this crucial point down in his notes.
Tags: Politics, Law, Harvard, Law Schools, Constitutional Law, Quote Of The Day, Harvard Law School, Laurence Tribe, Anthony Scaramucci, Law Professors

Laurence Tribe: The true cluelessness of Trump's tweets

Donald Trump's tweets in the wake of the London massacre Saturday night have become the subject of much speculation: Will they reduce the administration's chances of victory for its executive order banning travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries when the ban is taken up by the Supreme Court?
Tags: London, News, Supreme Court, United States, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Laurence Tribe

Laurence Tribe: The true cluelessness of Trump's travel ban tweets

In pushing the Supreme Court to uphold the original version of travel ban, the President not only betrays his complete failure to understand how the judicial process works but exposes the unchanged religious bigotry that underlies his orders, Laurence Tribe says.
Tags: Supreme Court, Cnn, Trump, Laurence Tribe

Harvard Constitutional Scholar Calls For Trump Impeachment Probe

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