An Officer and a President
Two recent major podcast themes - section 3 of the fourteenth amendment, and judicial ethics - echoed through the news this past week. Wisconsin legislators seek to impeach a new state Supreme Court Justice before she even sits for a case; and in Washington, Justice Alito is asked to recuse himself because of an interview he gave. Meanwhile, Section 3 is addressed by a former US Attorney General, who says it is inapplicable to the President for reasons that may seem counterintuitive, even strange. We analyze the claims as well as what lies behind them in our constitutional system.
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