//  6/20/18  //  Latest Developments

Yesterday, I joined Jeffrey Rosen at the National Constitution Center to discuss my new book with Larry Tribe, To End A Presidency. We had a fun and wide-ranging conversation. Among other issues, we covered the purpose and origins of the impeachment power, the meaning of "high Crimes and Misdemeanors," historical uses and abuses of impeachment, and the fraught relationship between impeachment and democracy. We also addressed self-pardons, criminal indictments, conspiring with foreign powers, abuse of executive authority, and other hotly-disputed issues relating to President Trump. 

You can see the full video here

Whistleblower Scandal Contains Reminder of Last Scandal: Time for a New One?

9/27/19  //  Commentary

Although Trump isn't deliberately using each new scandal to distract from the last one, the phenomenon is nonetheless maddening. It's like a game of Bizarro World Whack-a-mole in which each time you whack a mole another hammer emerges that somehow enables the same mole to escape.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

Versus Trump: Can You Hear The Whistle Blowing?

9/25/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason discuss the legal stakes of the fight over what Trump said to the President of Ukraine and the related whistleblower complaint. A lot happened between when they recorded the episode and when it's being posted, but we still think it's a useful primer on the legal questions in this dispute. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

The House Has Already Opened an Impeachment Investigation Against Trump

7/26/19  //  Commentary

The Constitution’s text and structure — supported by judicial precedent and prior practice — show that impeachment is a process, not a single vote