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Jan 25, 2020, 10:27 PM
Trump Impeachment Drama Drones On…and on…and on.
Raise your hand if you’ve had enough. Raise your hand if you’re sick and tired of this banal and specious process. Raise your hand if you are truly glued to your TV day after day. Raise your hand if...
Jan 23, 2020, 7:22 AM
Revisiting the Civil War
This impeachment ought to be a deep, soul-searching test for us all as to how well we as a nation continue to live up to our national ideals
Jan 21, 2020, 9:07 PM
The Talmud's take on the Senate impeachment trial
Judaism teaches that a trial that is distorted by fear of the accused’s powers will cause deep and enduring damage to society
Francine M. Gordon
Jan 21, 2020, 4:35 AM
What’s happened to Alan Dershowitz?
I graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1983. We who studied at BU Law knew there was another law school across the Charles River. Some of us were lucky to study contracts with a retired Harvard...
Jan 20, 2020, 9:07 PM
Trump’s Impeachment: What Matters and What Doesn’t
The impeachment trial of President Trump has now started. The senators and the Chief Justice are sworn in, the parties have made their original statements and arguments will begin soon. For many people outside the United States – indeed,...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jan 20, 2020, 4:00 AM
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
The US president is so innocent that he has hired a legal team of eight specialists to defend him. I would not need to see documents, hear witnesses or arguments to give a guilty verdict. *** Meanwhile, one of the Democratic...
Jan 19, 2020, 11:06 PM
Legal logic and US Impeachment 2020: Demur
Another entry in Spitzer’s series on legal terms bandied about and relevant to some of the most important issues of our times. Previously discussed: Quid Pro Quo. (See: The Surprising Relevance of Latin, JES 2019) In a criminal case and in...
Jan 18, 2020, 9:31 PM
Wild Week in Washington
The last week has been an absolute whirlwind in America. The Democratic Congress has passed their Articles of Impeachment and sent them to the Senate. The Democratic leadership is insisting that new documents and witnesses should be presented at the...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jan 10, 2020, 6:46 PM
What will Donald J. Trump be doing in jail?
Senate should call up Rudy Giuliani as a witness and then he should be prosecuted for perjury (and maybe other stuff), so that he can join all the other lawyers and advisors of Trump already incarcerated. And then, after Trump...
Nina B. Mogilnik
Jan 8, 2020, 12:58 AM
No Need for a Crystal Ball
I live in a country whose 24-hour news cycle demands to be fed. So there is an endless--and I do mean endless--parade of talking heads offering up their "insights" into the latest political moment. There were months of analysis of...