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LA Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy flips, votes Senate Trial constitutional

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:24pm 2/9/2021 at 9:24pm
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I only watched a small portion of the Night of the Living Dead-on-Arrival Senate trial of Donald Trump.

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Zombie Impeachment: Rand Paul Declares Trump Senate Trial “Dead On Arrival” After 45 Senators Vote It’s Unconstitutional

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:00pm 1/26/2021 at 6:00pm
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Senator Rand Paul brought a motion today declaring that the upcoming trial of former president Donald Trump was unconstitutional, because the Senate has no constitutional authority to try a former president.

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Mitt Romney on board with post-departure impeachment trial of Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 12:00pm 1/24/2021 at 12:00pm
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A post-departure Senate impeachment trial of a former President is unconstitutional. Just read the plain text of the constitution, which talks of a trial of the president, not a former president. None of the opinion to the contrary explains the absense of the word “former” (or similar) in...

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Impeachment 2.0 – No, the Senate cannot convict Trump after he leaves office

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:30pm 1/13/2021 at 12:30pm
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The U.S. House will be voting today to impeach Trump. It’s a done deal because Democrats have the majority, and probably will get about 20 Republicans to join them. Then it eventually heads to the Senate for trial, where Mitch McConnell has said the earliest a trial could be held under...

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VP Mike Pence Rejects Pelosi Demand To Invoke 25th Amendment To Remove Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:00pm 1/12/2021 at 9:00pm
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On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence refused demands that he use his role as President of the Senate to refuse to count electoral votes from six contested states that were certified for Biden. Pence took the position that he had no such constitutional power.

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Professor Jonathan Turley Warns Democrat Attempt at Swift Impeachment Would Damage Constitution

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:00am 1/12/2021 at 8:00am
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George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley is once again the voice of reason on matters of impeachment.

He writes at The Hill:

Swift new impeachment would damage the Constitution

The author Franz Kafka once wrote, “My guiding principle is this. Guilt is never to be doubted.” Democrats suddenly appear close to adopting that...

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CBS News: Cabinet Members Discussing 25th Amendment To Remove Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8:56pm 1/6/2021 at 8:56pm

A CBS News correspondent reports that cabinet members are discussing possibly invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump as president.

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Supreme Court: Another Religious Freedom Win, Tells Lower Court To Revisit California Restrictions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 3:00pm 12/3/2020 at 3:00pm
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On November 26, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Andrew Cuomo issued an emergency injunction putting an halt, pending further appeals, of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s discriminatory lockdown rules.

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Dr. Fauci to America: Time to ‘Do What You’re Told’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:00pm 11/14/2020 at 12:00pm
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Dr. Anthony Fauci sat for an interview about the pandemic this week and said that even though Americans have an independent spirit, “now is the time to do what you’re told.”

That should go over well with millions of Americans who have already had pandemic fatigue for months now.

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Appeals Court Upholds Florida Requirement That Ex-Felons Pay Outstanding Fines To Regain Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2020 at 5:00pm 9/11/2020 at 5:00pm
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The last time we checked in on the ability of ex-felons to vote in Florida, I questioned whether Florida’s requirement that all court-assessed fines and fees be paid would survive, Some of Florida ex-felon vote in limbo after SCOTUS ruling:

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Quiz at Vanderbilt U. Implies U.S. Constitution Designed to Perpetuate White Supremacy and Protect Slavery

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 1:30pm 9/6/2020 at 1:30pm

When questioned about this, the school hid behind the tired trope of trying to ‘stimulate discussion.’

Parents need to start starving these schools of tuition dollars.

The College Fix reports:

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natural born Citizen: Kamala Harris

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8:30pm 8/12/2020 at 8:30pm

There are rumblings that Kamala Harris may not be eligible to be Vice President under the 12th Amendment, by virtue of her not being eligible to be President since she is not a ‘natural born Citizen’ (“no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of...

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Some of Florida ex-felon vote in limbo after SCOTUS ruling

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 17, 2020 at 7:05pm 7/17/2020 at 7:05pm
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Why do so many people, Democrat and Republican alike, assume that felons released from prison will vote Democrat, and that a Florida ballot initiative that passed in 2018, restoring voting to ex-felons, would help Democrats? It’s not clear that’s true, at least not to the extent people assume.

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Supreme Court unanimously upholds states’ right to penalize Faithless Electors

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:16am 7/6/2020 at 10:16am
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The Supreme Court has ruled in a case involving whether states may require that Electors of the Electoral College vote in accordance with the popular vote in the state.

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George Washington University Supports D.C. Statehood With No Indication of a Faculty, Student Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10:00am 6/29/2020 at 10:00am

This isn’t surprising but one has to wonder how George Washington would feel about it.

Professor Jonathan Turley writes at his blog:

George Washington University Declares Support For D.C. Statehood

George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc surpr...

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VIDEO – Wisconsin Sup. Ct. Justice: Isn’t state’s lockdown order “the very definition of tyranny?”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:45pm 5/5/2020 at 5:45pm
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral argument via video in the case brought by the Wisconsin legislature contesting the authority of state officials to impose a lockdown order.

We covered the case before, please refer to those posts for background:

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Wisconsin Sup. Ct. Schedules Argument In Legislature’s Lockdown Lawsuit Against Governor

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:30pm 5/1/2020 at 8:30pm
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One of the more interesting lockdown lawsuits is a suit brought by the Wisconsin Legislature contesting the state’s lockdown order.

We covered the case in Wisconsin Legislature sues to stop Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order:

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