Impeachable Offenses

The faculty lounge has been closed for renovations, but Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo are back to break down the biggest legal stories of the summer: What will come of the Biden Administration’s decision to defy the Supreme Court over the eviction moratorium? Who can (or can’t) mandate vaccines? Will a recent ruling from the Court buttress Republican states trying to change their voting laws? Is a Mississippi case the long-awaited culmination of the fight over Roe v. Wade? Why did antitrust efforts against Facebook get smacked down in federal courts? Is there any hope for Donald Trump’s class-action suit against the big tech companies? And finally, the professors reveal what they’d do if given the chance to amend the Constitution.

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  1. colleenb Member
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    Thanks for the review on the eviction situation – and the Olympics opinion. 

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  2. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    Was there an Episode 148?

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  3. Quickz Member
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    I was surprised at @richardepstein choice of Amendment – but I guess his want for it to be actually followed makes sense. @johnyoo really went there with the “unamendable” Amendment, and that one I find rather frightening!

    Here’s mine: “This Amendment shall limit the ‘Sweeping’ or ‘Necessary and Proper’ clause from the text of the Constitution, as well as the ‘General Welfare’ clause to be restricted to those enumerated powers granted to Congress Article 1, Section 8. All legislative actions outside of these enumerated powers are properly directed as detailed in Amendment 10. One year from the passing of this Amendment, all laws, judgments, and executive actions violating this Amendment will be considered null and void.”

    Or something like that… haha. My attempt to sweep the Federal government back into its box.

    Possible in any way? Or do we have to go through and one-by-one reverse decisions at the SCOTUS level, pass new laws overturning past overreach, and otherwise try to unwind the Gordian Knot? Can’t we just cut it??

     

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  4. Quickz Member
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    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    Was there an Episode 148?

    I have “While the Iron is Hot” listed as that Episode…

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  5. Lois Lane Coolidge
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    Quickz (View Comment):

     

    Or something like that… haha. My attempt to sweep the Federal government back into its box.

    Dream big.  :)

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