In United States v. Nixon, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled the president had to comply with a federal court trial subpoena by producing White House tapes. Importantly, the Nixon ruling relied on, and in fact directly quoted, its then-recent Branzburg opinion for the legal principle that every citizen must obey a federal subpoena: … [Read more...] about Would Trump have to obey a Robert Mueller grand jury subpoena? Ask Richard Nixon.
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For some unexplained reason, Martins and Hall drove off in their unmarked Dodge van and ended up at Calvert Vaux Park where they arrested the girl for possession after a traffic stop. She was with friends when picked up–and those friends were instructed that she would be taken to the 60th Precinct for processing. She never made it to the precinct. … [Read more...] about Grand Jury Indicts Two NYPD Detectives Accused Of Raping Teenage Girl In Unmarked Van
In a 1997 law review article, Amar argues that states can’t use their power to derail the functioning of the United States by prosecuting sitting presidents. And a federal prosecution would raise separation of powers problems, putting the executive branch at the mercy of the judiciary, he argued. Vox noted the article. … [Read more...] about Can a sitting president be indicted? The Constitution doesn’t give a definitive answer
In many instances the law, as it applies to any given case, is subject to varied interpretations. Cases reaching the Supreme Court would by definition fall in this category. How many 9-0 Supreme Court decisions can you recall? In these situations a justice's biases, political or otherwise (we all have them), the prevailing societal norms and other extraneous factors could, consciously or unconsciously, creep into the decision process. … [Read more...] about Letters: Security for midterm elections, Russian indictments, Supreme Court, bipartisanship
In this Saturday, July 28, 2018 file photo, Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, left, leads a religious service as Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodoros II, second right, attend a ceremony marking the 1,030th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity by Prince Vladimir, the leader of Kievan Rus. The loose federation of Slavic tribes preceded the Russian state. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File) … [Read more...] about Indicted Russian hackers reportedly targeted Orthodox clergy