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As we witness an unprecedented second impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, there are a host of novel and important legal questions that this experience has raised. Is the impeachment constitutional? What are the merits of the former president’s First Amendment defense? How can we situate this trial historically, and what does it mean for the future of the presidency? Join Stanford Law Professors Michael McConnell, David Sklansky, and Bernadette Meyler to discuss these issues and answer your questions.
Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. From 2002 to 2009, he served as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He was nominated by President George W. Bush, a Republican, and confirmed by a Democratic Senate by unanimous consent. McConnell has previously held chaired professorships at the University of Chicago and the University of Utah, and visiting professorships at Harvard and NYU.
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David Alan Sklansky teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. His book, A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crimes and What It Means for Justice, will be published in March by Harvard University Press.
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Bernadette Meyler, JD ’03, is a scholar of British and American constitutional law and of law and the humanities. She is also a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow in Constitutional Studies. Her research and teaching bring together the sometimes surprisingly divided fields of legal history and law and literature. They also examine the long history of constitutionalism, reaching back into the English common law ancestry of the U.S. Constitution.
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