Law Profs Add Legal Muscle to Trump Impeachment Campaign


Professor Zephyr Teachout was mentioned in a article about a national campaign to impeach President Donald Trump. Teachout is one of the members of the legal advisory board aiding the campaign.

Two organizations, Free Speech for People and, have joined forces behind Impeach Donald Trump Now, a grassroots petition drive that has collected thus far more than 1.2 million signatures, and a lobbying effort on behalf of a congressional resolution calling for an impeachment investigation.

The campaign is aided by a 13-member legal advisory board, including: Harvard Law School’s Laurence Tribe and Lawrence Lessig; Steven Shiffrin of Cornell University Law School; Zephyr Teachout of Fordham University School of Law; Tamara Piety of the University of Tulsa College of Law; Catherine Ross of George Washington University Law School; Jennifer Taub and James “Gus” Speth of Vermont Law School; Nancy Leong of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; and David Post (retired) of Temple University School of Law.

When the campaign was launched shortly after the inauguration, Clements said, the focus was on Trump’s alleged violations of the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses. The proposed congressional impeachment resolution now has six categories of offenses, including obstruction of justice, abuse of the pardon power, advocating illegal violence and recklessly threatening nuclear war against foreign nations.

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