Today’s podcast anticipates the House’s vote to impeach Donald Trump a second time and where things go from here—is this the worst possible way to do something our crew does think is vitally necessary? And how badly will the Republican Party fracture over this? Give a listen.

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  1. ShellGamer Member
    ShellGamerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    John, your summary of constitutional law has become almost as cringeworthy as your summaries of economic theories. Here’s what the Constitution says in Article One:

    Section 3: Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

    The “and” could be read to require disqualification to be included in the judgment to remove him from Office.

    Section 9: No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

    Article Two, Section 4 provides: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

    It does not mention disqualification to hold Office, but it’s not clear to me that it needs to. Article One gives the Senate the power to convict; Article Two makes it clear that conviction results in removal from the office established in Article Two.

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    • January 13, 2021, at 10:12 AM PST
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  2. Stephen Richter Member

    is it worthwhile to listen to any of this?? is it all working class white loser bad?

     

     

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    • January 14, 2021, at 7:05 AM PST
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