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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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We already know that the timeline doesn’t work for Trump to incite people to storm the Capitol. https://ricochet.com/864053/trump-did-not-incite-the-events-at-the-capitol-last-wednesday/ I’ve yet to see anyone quote a passage from his speech advocating storming the Capitol. Now it appears that at least some Trump supporters were allowed into the Capitol by the police. Maybe this is an incomplete story, […]

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From American Thinker At 18:10 into the video, Trump says, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol Building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” The Hill omitted that quote from its article, which is consistent with the rest of the mainstream media’s coverage of the speech….. Preview […]

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  My wife and I have a saying: The next big thing. It’s is a term we use to describe something on the horizon that we need to prepare for, and it could be anything. The next big thing for us could be something important to a few key people, like an upcoming birthday or […]

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I went to the Austin rally today. There was a good crowd. I guess there were about 1,000 people there. Some were listening to the speakers and others were waving to cars. There were about ten cops there who had nothing to do since this crowd was 100% peaceful. It was moving to hear South […]

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