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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:57 PM

10. By running out the clock, Mitch sets up the option for Trump to appeal to the Supreme Court.

A conservative judge wrote in today’s Washington Post that the Senate trial could not be held after Trump leaves office because the purpose of the trial is moot since Trump is no longer the incumbent or needs to be removed. He also said that any judgment after Jan.20 would be unconstitutional, thus setting up Trump’s option to appeal his conviction and a ban on holding any future public office to the Supreme Court.

Constitutional lawyers disagree on whether the Senate can still hold a trial after a president has left office. I believe I read that Lawrence Tribe supports the notion that it is constitutional.

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