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Virtual Legality Episode 384

Legal Trump Cards? Understanding XXV, Impeachment, and Self-Pardon

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6m Jan 8, 2021
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With President Trump facing political headwinds the likes of which are rarely seen in American politics, join us as we dive deep into the US Constitution and attempt to provide clarity around the concepts of Presidential Removal (25th Amendment), Impeachment, and Self-Pardoning.

Nothing is ever as simple as Twitter Law would have you believe...in Virtual Legality.

#XXV #Impeachment #Pardon


Discussed in this episode:

"The Vice President and cabinet members must invoke the 25th amendment NOW..."
Tweet - January 7, 2021 - Bernie Sanders
https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1347269213694676992

Amendment XXV, US Constitution
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxxv.

"Pence is said to oppose invoking 25th Amendment to strip Trump of his duties."
New York Times - January 7, 2021
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/pence-opposes-invoking-25th-amendment.html

"...Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment..."
Tweet- January 7, 2021 - NPR
https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1347262626426982401

Article II, Section 4, US Constitution
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii

Article I, Section 2, Clause 5, US Constitution
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articlei#section2

Article I, Section 3, Clauses 6 and 7, US Constitution
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articlei#section3

"Trump asking aides and lawyers about self-pardon power"
CNN - January 7, 2021
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/donald-trump-self-pardon/index.html

Article II, Section 2, Clause 1, US Constitution
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii

"Presidential or Legislative Pardonof the President"
US Department of Justice Memo - August 5, 1974
https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/olc/opinions/1974/08/31/op-olc-supp-v001-p0370.pdf

Federalist 74
Hamilton - 1788
https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed74.asp

Federalist 69
Hamilton - 1788
https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed69.asp

"PARDON INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS"
US Department of Justice Webpage
https://www.justice.gov/pardon/pardon-information-and-instructions


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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DESIGN WORK
Joe Ellis (Logo Design)
Chris Leroux (Motion Graphics)
For more information: contact Chris at @Chrisleroux on Twitter.

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
02:20 Removing a President (25th Amendment)
10:29 Impeaching a President
14:25 Pardoning a President
23:10 Words from the Federalists
33:08 Conclusion

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