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Laurence Tribe
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." -- Robin Williams
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Laurence Tribe 2h
Trump’s corrupt uses and self-protective dangling of pardons aren’t just abnormal. They’re perversions and abuses of presidential authority. They may well belong among the potential Articles of Impeachment.
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Laurence Tribe 3h
If you’re strongly pro-choice, which would you prefer: 1. For SCOTUS to duck all direct invitations to overrule Roe v. Wade altogether but nibble it to death gradually (the current path) or 2. For SCOTUS to energize Dems by smashing Roe outright?
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Laurence Tribe 6h
I have the same question for as has: what does Mitt know about the federal crime of obstruction of justice than nearly 1000 former federal prosecutors — and Mini and I — don’t know?
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Laurence Tribe 9h
A profile in principle:
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Laurence Tribe 9h
If you favor rape and incest exceptions (as almost everyone, including Trump, does), then you can’t really believe the first-trimester fetus is a person with rights. Innocent people obviously can’t lose the right to life because they were conceived by a criminal sexual assault.
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Laurence Tribe 11h
. is clearly right, but we’d make a big mistake if we thought we could avoid grappling with the political dimension of the constitutional process by just clearing up people’s confusion
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Laurence Tribe May 18
I’m with on the bottom line — but more as a matter of principle than as a matter of political prognosis
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Laurence Tribe May 18
Rep deserves credit for siding with country and principle over party. History will vindicate his choice.
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Laurence Tribe May 18
NOTE: Murphy needn’t stand in the way of the kind of federal law has proposed to preserve the rights protected under Roe v. Wade: a preemptive commerce clause regulation of certain medical facilities and those who provide or access their services.
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Laurence Tribe May 18
“Impeachment is a constitutional process meant to restore good government and thus our faith in it;...impeachment suggests hope, the glimmering hope of a better time coming, and a means for making that happen, peacefully, reasonably and with dignity.”
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Laurence Tribe May 18
MEMO TO DEMS: In Murphy v. NCAA (5/14/18), SCOTUS held Congress can neither mandate nor forbid state legislatures to regulate private conduct but can only regulate that conduct directly. Keep that in mind when planning to preempt state anti-abortion laws.
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Laurence Tribe May 18
“Impeachment is a constitutional process meant to restore good government and thus our faith in it;...impeachment suggests hope, the glimmering hope of a better time coming, and a means for making that happen, peacefully, reasonably and with dignity.”
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Laurence Tribe May 15
Exactly, : History disproves the premise that impeachment by the House necessarily helps the president unless the Senate is poised to convict. That’s just not true.
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Laurence Tribe May 15
Exactly. Trump has betrayed his oath, his office, our Constitution, and our country. That he isn’t technically a traitor is small consolation. Every day he wields the power of the presidency is another day of danger to the republic. Every day is one day too many.
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Laurence Tribe May 18
My book w/ , “To End A Presidency: The Power of Impeachment,” likewise shows why Andrew Johnson’s impeachment was worth the effort despite his acquittal by the Senate. So too with Trump. It’s time to begin impeachment proceedings NOW ⬇️
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Laurence Tribe May 17
A brilliant essay by : The cruelty to women IS the point. Pretending to be shocked that it’s them, not just the doctors, who’re being punished deprives women of agency — yet again. Read this if you don’t get that yet:
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Laurence Tribe May 17
Yes, Karma! Not even turtles are exempt.
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Laurence Tribe May 17
Today is the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Bd of Educ. Yet while we celebrate this anniversary and its beneficial impact on millions of Americans, Trump has nominated and McConnell’s Senate has confirmed numerous judicial nominees who REFUSE to say Brown was correctly decided. Sad
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Laurence Tribe May 17
In this piece, I tell : “Barr’s self-contradictions are piling up around him. Just when it seems his once-estimable reputation as a straight-shooter couldn’t be any more thoroughly ground down, it goes through the shredder yet again.”
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Laurence Tribe May 17
If the Supreme Court finally grants review in Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor, I expect it to overrule Oregon v. Smith in 2020 and reinstate the pre-1990 strength of constitutionally mandated religious exemptions from generally applicable neutral rules
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