Alan Dershowitz Debates Erwin Chemerinsky: Should President Trump Be Impeached?

Should President Trump Be Impeached? A debate between Alan Dershowitz, Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Law School, and Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley School of Law

BOSTON - BostonChron -- Should President Trump Be Impeached?

Professor Alan Dershowitz and Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky recently debated this question on PAIRAGRAPH, a platform that brings distinguished figures across government, business, academia, religion, and the arts into conversation about great ideas.

Alan Dershowitz begins the debate:   "If you don't like the current constitutional criteria for impeaching a president, amend the Constitution but don't defy it."

Erwin Chemerinsky retorts:   "If President Trump's conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky is not a basis for impeachment, I am not sure what would be enough."

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This debate remains the only place on the web where Dershowitz makes an argument about why abuse of power is not impeachable, and another legal scholar responds right away about why it certainly is.

Essential reading, given that the trial is now underway in the Senate, and Professor Dershowitz is a member of Trump's legal team.

Read the full debate at:

Jonathan Stern

Source: Pairagraph
Filed Under: Government

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