Tag: Duke University

TurleyVision 1999: Impeachment as a Madisonian Device

 

My dear spouse occasionally forwards me the legal theories of Jonathan Turley, who currently argues Trump’s impeachment trial is unconstitutional now that Trump is a former official. Curious as to what Turley had to say about impeachment before Trump, I did some digging and struck a mother lode: Turley’s 146-page 1999 Duke Law Journal article, Senate Trials and Factional Disputes: Impeachment As A Madisonian Device. Turley’s reasons for publishing such a masterwork in 1999 may not have been dispassionate, since he had recently testified at Bill Clinton’s impeachment, but since Trump’s presidency wasn’t even a gleam in the old GOP elephant’s eye back then, Turley’s thoughts on impeachment in 1999 should at least be free of any bias for or against Trump. Those with the patience to read — or at least skim — Impeachment As A Madisonian Device will be rewarded with plenty of information on impeachment’s constitutional function and history that’s interesting in its own right, and a perspective in which the non-juridical, political nature of impeachment transcends mere raw exercise of power.

Impeachment As A Madisonian Device extensively surveys the constitutional history of impeachment. Its thesis is that the impeachment process, declared first in the House, then passed to the Senate for trial, culminates in

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Following up on my previous post about SJW’s interrupting Duke University’s President Price’s keynote to Duke Alumni weekend event is this story, from Reason blog: Now Duke’s administration is considering whether to discipline the students, whose behavior unquestionably violates university policy. That doesn’t sit well with them: Protest leader Gino Nuzzolillo accused administrators of aggravating […]

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The signs of the institutional terminal illness of the American university are increasingly plentiful. The stories out of Missouri and Yale and a half-dozen other places in recent months might be easily dismissed as the grumblings of an entitled generation—and they are that—but something far more insidious is entangled with this “movement.” Preview Open

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Rushing to Judgment in the Duke Lacrosse Case: An Important Reminder

 

A little more than a year ago, FIRE released a short documentary about the lessons of the Duke Lacrosse case, which is a badly needed and powerful reminder of the danger of rushing to judgment in sexual assault cases. I think every student in the country should watch it (and also read FIRE’s Guide to Due Process and Campus Justice) before heading off to college.The video features the inimitable KC Johnson, author of the heavily researched account of the due process debacle, Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustice of the Duke Lacrosse Case. Check it out below and please share the video.