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Stanford Law professor Pamela Karlan used an analogy involving a disaster in Texas to break down why she thinks Trump should be impeached

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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An expert witnesses in Wednesday's impeachment hearing employed an analogy about a hypothetical disaster in Texas or Louisiana to explain why President Donald Trump should be impeached.
Pamela Karlan, a Stanford law professor, asked what people would think if a president withheld congressionally-approved aid from a state facing a disaster in exchange for its governor branding his political opponent a criminal.
Trump in July urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and a bogus conspiracy theory about Ukraine...
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Progressive impeachment legal witness Pamela Karlan unexpectedly cited Brett Kavanaugh to argue foreign nationals shouldn't interfere in US elections

Progressive impeachment legal witness Pamela Karlan unexpectedly cited Brett Kavanaugh to argue foreign nationals shouldn't interfere in US elections

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Progressive constitutional law expert Pamela Karlan surprisingly cited conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh while making a point about foreign interference in US elections.
During Wednesday's impeachment inquiry before the House Judiciary Committee, Karlan argued the US has a national security interest in preventing foreign intervention or influence in US elections.
She cited an opinion written by Kavanaugh in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals making the same case.
"The United States has a compelling interest... in limiting the participation of foreign citizens...
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3 legal experts forcefully testified on Wednesday that Trump abused his power and should be impeached

3 legal experts forcefully testified on Wednesday that Trump abused his power and should be impeached

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Three witnesses in Wednesday's impeachment hearing made a forceful case for impeaching President Donald Trump .
"On the basis of the testimony and evidence before the House, President Trump has committed impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors by corruptly abusing the office of the presidency," Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman said.
Pamela Karlan, a professor at Stanford Law School, echoed that view, saying, "What has happened in the case before you is something that I do not think we have ever seen before."
Michael Gerhardt, a professor at the University of North...
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A Republican legal expert says even his goldendoodle Luna is mad about impeachment, so we shouldn't pursue it

A Republican legal expert says even his goldendoodle Luna is mad about impeachment, so we shouldn't pursue it

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Jonathan Turley, law professor at George Washington University, testified in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
Turley said there's is an "abundance of anger" in politics and criticized the impeachment process as being rushed.
He compared the inquiry to the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in the 1860s, suggesting Congress created a "trap-door crime" to impeach the president.
He said everyone is mad over the process, even his goldendoodle, Luna: "Even my dog is mad... and Luna is a golden doodle, and they are never mad. We are...
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Stanford expert Pamela Karlan slams GOP Rep. Doug Collins, saying she's 'insulted' by his suggestion that she didn't read impeachment testimony

Stanford expert Pamela Karlan slams GOP Rep. Doug Collins, saying she's 'insulted' by his suggestion that she didn't read impeachment testimony

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Constitutional expert Pamela Karlan, a professor at Stanford Law, admonished Republican Rep. Doug Collins for suggesting that she hadn't read the transcripts of House impeachment inquiry testimony.
Collins argued that Karlan was a biased, partisan witness and implied that she and other witnesses hadn't fully digested a 300-page report on impeachment released by House Democrats on Tuesday.
"I'm insulted by the suggestion that as a law professor I don't care about those facts," Karlan said.
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Republicans are once again using massive signs to defend Trump during an impeachment hearing, this time using Democrats' own words

Republicans are once again using massive signs to defend Trump during an impeachment hearing, this time using Democrats' own words

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Republicans displayed three massive signs behind their seats at a hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
While Republicans have brought signs to other hearings during the inquiry , this time all three signs used Democrats' own words to defend Trump.
They used quotes from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Al Green, and Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler on the massive signs.
Pelosi's quote, in which she says impeachment "divides the country," is from a Washington Post interview that was published in March .
Green's quote in which he...
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One of the nation's top constitutional experts unloaded on Trump in Wednesday's impeachment hearing, saying he committed 'impeachable high crimes' and abused power

One of the nation's top constitutional experts unloaded on Trump in Wednesday's impeachment hearing, saying he committed 'impeachable high crimes' and abused power

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A top constitutional expert unloaded on President Trump in Wednesday's impeachment hearing.
Noah Feldman, a Harvard law professor, said Trump has "committed impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors."
Feldman said Trump abused the powers of his office in his efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch investigations into his political rivals.
Noah Feldman, one of the top constitutional experts in the US and a Harvard law professor, did not hold back while serving as the first witness in Wednesday's impeachment hearing.
Feldman was unequivocal: " President Trump has committed impeachable...
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