Turley To Speak At University Of Virginia

On Monday, I will be speaking on the recent impeachment trial at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Policy. The event, “The Trump impeachment episode: Party wars and the Constitution,” will be a discussion with Claire Finkelstein, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. It will be moderated by Sidney M. Milkis, the White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. The event will be held Monday, February 24, 2020 for 11:00 – 12:15 at The Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

The event is described below:

The House impeachment and Senate trial of President Trump—only the third episode of its kind in American history—raise a number of fascinating and troubling questions about American democracy.

Did the Trump administration’s actions warrant Congress’ use of this rarely invoked constitutional authority? Did the hope of many scholars and pundits that impeachment would educate the American people about the dangers of executive power disintegrate into partisan theater? How did the Trump impeachment compare with the impeachment investigations of Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton? How will the impeachment and acquittal of Trump affect his and future presidents’ exercise of executive power? How will the Trump impeachment—the first to charge a president running for reelection—affect the 2020 election?  

These and other questions probing the relationship between the president and the Constitution will be addressed by two distinguished scholars of legal history: Claire Finkelstein, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, of the University of Pennsylvania Law School; and Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law of George Washington Law School. The panel will be moderated by Sidney M. Milkis, the White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.

8 thoughts on “Turley To Speak At University Of Virginia”

  1. Have fun. I’m looking forward to this, and hope you can post the transcript or video of this discussion. It will be interesting to hear everyone’s perspective.

    I hope the event remains informative, and does not descend into political theater. That would be ironic.

    1. I 2nd Karen’s notion.

      Random thought: Evidence should be required in law school…why is it not anymore? It is essential to litigation, no? And con law 2, should also be required.

      CA should stop this separate ethic rules nonsense….why, CA, why? Makes NO sense. That’s my 2 cents.

      Also, latin should be taught…I have a list…I will write it here in few days….including words like Guardian At Litem, and Locus Delecti, and Lis Pendens, bc (oh, yes) they do show up…

      1. Of course, today, is fire alarm “test day” at the hotel. Happens 4 times a year. 1x per quarter. Lulz!

        Ya know, this stuff use to bother me, say ~3 yr ago, but now….nahhh, I’m good….

        ….I am just so numb to it…call it being Conditioned by Chaos over years, months, weeks, days….

        Rest assured, everything will be quiet on the waterfront, when I don’t have anything pressing.

        Living by that old Murphy’s law now.

        1. (i.e., watching a helicopter crash, getting stuck in an elevator, getting a 1st row seat to watching a car spin around and explode (that was last week, don’t worry a good Samaritan saved the guy), having the water turned off in building every a.m. (thus, driving to gym every morning to get ready for the day, good thing I kept that gym membership, always keep an extra towel or two, and some rubber sandals in your car, that’s my new precaution)

          But ya know, some ppl just call this life, that is probably a good way to think about it, or maybe its a Vvitch….just kidding.

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