It’s a #Law140-only episode this week, as T. Greg preps for a Wednesday trial. Join us as we talk about our beloved Papaya POTUS Donald Trump, and go over the reasons why he can’t be indicted by Robert Mueller while Trump’s still in office — including the Constitutional text, three of the Federalist papers, two OLC memos, and a handful of Supreme Court cases!
Our summary of criminal justice news will return later this week!
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- The New York Attorney General has filed suit against the Trump Foundation (CNN)
- Our #Law140 on Canons of Construction (Patreon, Fsck #13)
- Our #Law140 on the President’s pardon powers (Patreon, Fsck #18)
- Our #Law140 on grand juries (Fsck #20)
- Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution (National Archives)
- Article II, Sections 2-3 of the Constitution (National Archives)
- Federalist No. 65 (Avalon Project)
- Federalist No. 69 (Avalon Project)
- Federalist No. 77 (Avalon Project)
- OLC Opinion on the indictability of the President, 1973 (Federation of American Scientists)
- OLC Opinion on the indictability of the President, 2000 (US DOJ)
- US v Nixon (Oyez)
- President Ford’s testimony in US v Fromme (YouTube)
- Nixon v Fitzgerald (Oyez)
- Clinton v Jones (Oyez)
- Morrison v Olsen (Oyez)
- Symposium Foreword: “Can We Indict a Sitting President?” (Georgetown Law)