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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 11:09 PM

Case Western Reserve professor among 16 conservative lawyers urging House to move quickly on impeach

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A prominent conservative lawyer and professor at Case Western Reserve University has joined 15 other attorneys in signing a statement saying its “clear” that President Donald Trump is abusing the power of his office and asking the U.S. House of Representatives to move quickly on its impeachment inquiry.

“We believe the acts revealed publicly over the past several weeks are fundamentally incompatible with the president’s oath of office, his duties as commander in chief, and his constitutional obligation to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed,’” says the statement signed by Jonathan Adler, who teaches courses in environmental, administrative and constitutional law at CWRU. “These acts, based on what has been revealed to date, are a legitimate basis for an expeditious impeachment investigation, vote in the House of Representatives and potential trial in the Senate.” The statement also is signed by George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and several other conservative and libertarian lawyers. The lawyers are members of Checks & Balances, a group organized by Conway.

In an appearance Thursday night on “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC, Adler says it’s clear Congress has the legal authority to move forward with an impeachment inquiry, despite contrary claims from the White House. He also says there are enough “undisputed” facts that show Trump is not upholding his oath of office. “Ideally, we would be able to have a bipartisan inquiry to figure out how deep the rot goes,” Adler says. “But there’s enough on the record that the question should be put forward, do these acts rise to the level where the president should be removed?”

Harvard law professor Charles Fried was stronger in his condemnation of Trump, telling Hayes that the president “terrifies me."

“Because of the way he thinks, what he says about himself,” Fried says. "He says that the Constitution said, and he said this to a bunch of high school students, ‘I can do whatever I want, that’s what Article 2 says.’ Well it doesn’t. Any lawyer knows that, any lawyer except maybe (attorney general) Bill Barr.”

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https://www.cleveland.com/politics/2019/10/case-western-reserve-professor-among-16-conservative-lawyers-urging-house-to-move-quickly-on-impeachment.html

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According to a blurb in the WSJ - no link - Professor Adler hoped that some of the pro-impeachment conservatives should have appeared in front of the Judiciary committee. "The lineup reinforced the idea that it's left vs. right on whether the president has committed impeachable offense." Originalist conservatives "could shed some light on the founders' intent about the impeachment process," said J.W. Verret, a former Trump transition team official and professor at Antonin Scalia Law School who supports impeachment.

I hope that they will.


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question everything Dec 7 OP
Ms. Toad Dec 7 #1
question everything Dec 8 #6
Ms. Toad Dec 8 #7
Karadeniz Dec 7 #2
dem4decades Dec 7 #3
abqtommy Dec 8 #4
diva77 Dec 8 #5
mopinko Dec 8 #8

Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 11:31 PM

1. I am shocked at the CWRU professor - Adler.

I know him. I've tangled with him. (Politically, not professionally.) I would not have expected him to publically call for Trump's impeachment.

Now I'll have to go check his interjections into conversatios I have on facebook (I typically see his name & don't even bother to read the post).

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:36 AM

6. I am relieved, really, that there are people like that

One of the disappointments has been that, traditionally, ithe Republicans used to that care about the law of the land, about checks and balances. It was Goldwater and others who told Nixon that he lost.

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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:02 AM

7. I wouldn't call him a traditional Republican -

Closer to a Jim Jordan Republican.

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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 11:32 PM

2. If only the repubs cared.

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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 11:38 PM

3. GWU continues to have the worst law school professor

What an embarrassment Turley is to that school, unless they like to have a law school that looks foolish.

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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:06 AM

4. I have to wonder if this is sincere repugnance at all things reTHUGnance or more lies and

deflection.

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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:18 AM

5. I wish they had had Bruce Fein on the panel - excellent analysis of the 13 articles of impeachment

Dump should be charged with here:

https://ralphnaderradiohour.com/13-articles-of-impeachment-of-donald-trump/

Bruce Fein, FWIW, is a republican

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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:26 AM

8. someone said there are plenty of federalist society members who are pro-impeachment,

and the dems should have called one of them.
would have been smart, but could be hard to predict what they would say.

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