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Alan Dershowitz
Professor at Harvard Law School for 50 years, now emeritus. Active in litigation, writing, and defense of civil liberties and human rights.
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 11
This is what I’ve been arguing for months. Finally someone agrees
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 9
Replying to @domarkus @tribelaw
I accept Markus as moderator. Let’s do it now while the issue is ripe. Who knows where we will be in half a year. Carpe Diem. Larry, do you accept?
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 9
My challenge is the current one. CNN has invited us both NOW. We will get to your challenge later. I will give you a rematch in May if you accept my challenge now. Do you accept?
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 9
Replying to @tribelaw
Who knows what the world will be like in May. I challenge you now. It can be about whether a president is guilty. We don’t have to discuss impeachment. So you can keep your promise to publisher.
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 8
Replying to @tribelaw
Here is the proposed debate topic: Can a president’s exercise of his article 2 powers to pardon and fire be criminalized by proof of corrupt intent? I say no. Tribe says yes. Will he debate? Or will he just continue to tweet?
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 8
Replying to @tribelaw
I will debate you on that issue. CNN has offered a format. Do you accept the debate challenge on your own terms? Or do you prefer to argue only over tweets. What say you?
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 8
Replying to @jaketapper @tribelaw
I accept the invitation to debate my friend Larry on your show.
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 8
My debate challenge is about a purely legal and constitutional issue. Surely my friend Larry is prepared to debate a constitutional question now.
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 8
Replying to @davidfrum
I have written a book and several dozen columns documenting my points.
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 8
I challenge my friend Larry Tribe to a debate on: Does the Constitution permit a president to be criminally charged with obstruction for merely exercising his article 2 powers to fire and pardon. Do you accept?
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 7
Replying to @peterdaou
They are wrong. I don’t base my actions on other people’s mistaken views.
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 7
“People have accused me of everything...People can’t just accept that I’m saying what I believe & I would be saying the same thing if Hillary Clinton were president.” I spoke to the about this:
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 7
That’s because you and they want me to be a partisan rather than an objective defender of the rule of law and neutral civil liberties.
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 6
"...some have argued that the US should not recognize Jerusalem b/c it will stimulate violence by Arab terrorists. No US decision should ever be influenced by the threat of violence.Terrorists should not have a veto over US policy." My latest for
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 5
My answers are in this article I wrote
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 5
"My argument, unlike that of President Trump’s lawyer, is not that a president can never be charged with obstruction of justice. It is that he cannot be charged with that crime if his only actions were constitutionally authorized." My latest for
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 5
Larry please present my argument accurately. I reject Dowd's point. A president can be guilty of obstruction if he commits an independent unlawful act, as Nixon did by paying hush money. A president cannot be charged for exercising his article 2 authority to pardon or fire.
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 5
I discussed the Russia investigation, President Trump and obstruction, and more in an interview for . Have a read of the q+a here:
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 4
Let me be clear: a president can be charged with obstruction if he commits criminal acts beyond his constitutionally authorized acts. Nixon told aides to lie to FBI, pay hush money and destroy evidence.
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Alan Dershowitz Dec 4
I’m opposed to the firing of Mueller. There is no Trump/Dershowitz view. We have very different views.
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