Who is the Federalist Society and what are they saying about Trump’s impeachment

MadDog

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I’ll be the first to admit that there are differences of opinion over whether Trump can still be tried and convicted, but here’s a credible opinion and its rationale. Take a deep breath, read with an open mind (that’s asking a lot), then do some critical thinking.



“Impeachment is the exclusive constitutional means for removing a president (or other officer) before his or her term expires,” they wrote. “But nothing in the provision authorizing impeachment-for-removal limits impeachment to situations where it accomplishes removal from office. Indeed, such a reading would thwart and potentially nullify a vital aspect of the impeachment power: the power of the Senate to impose disqualification from future office as a penalty for conviction.”

The Federalist Society was established with conservative and liberal lawyers as a counter to liberal influences In the legal system and education system.



  • Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order. We are committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks to promote awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.
 

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If time is a factor, then a President can just wait for the "perfect" moment to do whatever the hell he or she wants and get away w/it.

That's not Constitutional.

Congress must be able to convict post-Presidency.
 

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I’ll be the first to admit that there are differences of opinion over whether Trump can still be tried and convicted, but here’s a credible opinion and its rationale. Take a deep breath, read with an open mind (that’s asking a lot), then do some critical thinking.



“Impeachment is the exclusive constitutional means for removing a president (or other officer) before his or her term expires,” they wrote. “But nothing in the provision authorizing impeachment-for-removal limits impeachment to situations where it accomplishes removal from office. Indeed, such a reading would thwart and potentially nullify a vital aspect of the impeachment power: the power of the Senate to impose disqualification from future office as a penalty for conviction.”

The Federalist Society was established with conservative and liberal lawyers as a counter to liberal influences In the legal system and education system.



  • Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order. We are committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks to promote awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.
So impeachment is a way for the corrupt congress to ignore the will of the people and insure that the people don't get to chose who they want as president.
 
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Impeach Obama, there is any number of reasons to do so. Once Republicans retake the House after the 2022 elections just do it.
You guys should try that and see how it works out.
 

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If successfully impeached it appears he will not be able run again but...
It will only cause more division.
It will strengthen the Republican party.
Trump might sue them for wrongful impeachment, and win.
 
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I've never hear of a person who voluntarily left a company he worked for when his contract was over and went home.
And then officially fired weeks later by the new management of the company. ... :cuckoo:
Inciting an insurrection is a crime.
 

surada

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If successfully impeached it appears he will not be able run again but...
It will only cause more division.
It will strengthen the Republican party.
Trump might sue them for wrongful impeachment, and win.
Trump can't sue anyone for wrongful impeachment because inciting an insurrection is a crime. The Republican party wants to purge the Trumps.. and as for the Trumps.. They have already said they are going to work against the party.

The party can do much better than Trump.. He's a liability.. They really don't need Trump's hard core cult people either.
 

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I've never hear of a person who voluntarily left a company he worked for when his contract was over and went home.
And then officially fired weeks later by the new management of the company. ... :cuckoo:
Inciting an insurrection is a crime.
Which as we all know Trump didnt do.
 

Billiejeens

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If time is a factor, then a President can just wait for the "perfect" moment to do whatever the hell he or she wants and get away w/it.

That's not Constitutional.

Congress must be able to convict post-Presidency.
Unless the resident is half black
Then he spends 4 years trashing The Constitution without ever having been held accountable.

Let's impeach him.
We have all the declassified documents that will more than prove our case.
 

Dogbiscuit

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Trump can't sue anyone for wrongful impeachment because inciting an insurrection is a crime. The Republican party wants to purge the Trumps.. and as for the Trumps.. They have already said they are going to work against the party.

The party can do much better than Trump.. He's a liability.. They really don't need Trump's hard core cult people either.
Im not a lawyer but I believe even a criminal, which Trump is not, can sue anyone.
I dont believe its a road the Dems should travel down.
 
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