The D.C. Circuit has decided to hear the Michael Flynn debacle en banc. For the meantime, as Sarah reminds us on today’s episode, “Michael Flynn seems to be getting some extra justice that a lot of criminal defendants would be really happy to get.” If it goes back to the district court, would Trump pardon him? Our podcasters weigh in.

On Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that we should consider delaying the election over mail in ballot concerns, which of course he can’t do without congressional approval. Based on data collected from states that regularly use mail-in voting in elections, election fraud isn’t a real concern. But it’s also worth noting that these states were able to plan for their elections years in advance, whereas the pandemic is forcing states into preparing for mail-in voting on a mass scale on very short notice. Are states ready for the legal discrepancies and inevitable ballot invalidations that will ensue? Beyond some election punditry, our podcast hosts also touch on the Supreme Court conference leaks to CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic, the latest updates with DACA, and some hot takes on the importance of the bar exam.

Show Notes:

-Trump tweet about delaying the election.

Inside scoop on conservative justices from CNN’s Joan Biskupic.

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  1. Clare Day Member
    Clare Day Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Trump tweet “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

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    “On Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that we should consider delaying the election over mail in ballot concerns, which of course he can’t do without congressional approval.“

     

    In President Trump’s tweet, I see opinion (advisory?) in the first two sentences, followed by a question in the last. (‘Discuss’.) I see no claim of specific authority.

    The rebuttals and denunciations (here and elsewhere) seem to me unwarranted and overheated and wildly wide of the critical mark.

    Trump is not a threat to our Constitutional values but the opposition is. They are not “reclaiming my time”, they are reclaiming their Presidency and government power by every means necessary. 

     

     

     

     

     

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    • July 30, 2020, at 9:54 PM PDT
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  2. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Thanks for letting me know about David’s new book.

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    • July 31, 2020, at 8:12 PM PDT
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