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Fri May 10, 2019, 06:33 PM

Rtd SCt Justice Stevens: "The President is exercising powers that do not really belong to him"

Retired S. Ct. Justice John Paul Stevens was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 & served until his retirement in 2010. He's a lifelong Republican whose rulings often leaned left.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens accused President Donald Trump of exceeding his presidential powers in an interview published Thursday, telling The Wall Street Journal that the President "has to comply with subpoenas."
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Asked about the modern political landscape, Stevens told the Journal, "I think there are things we should be concerned about, there's no doubt about that."

"The President is exercising powers that do not really belong to him," Stevens added. "I mean, he has to comply with subpoenas and things like that."

As to how the Supreme Court would handle a case between Trump and the Democrat-led House of Representatives, Stevens told the paper, "I wouldn't want to predict that anybody's going to take the incorrect view. But certainly, the correct view is pretty clear."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/10/politics/john-paul-stevens-wsj-trump/index.html

"The correct view is pretty clear"? What does he mean? I think he meant the view that Congress is proceeding correctly, in whatever it does...getting documents, investigating, maybe impeachment? Is he implying that he can foresee that a court would take the incorrect view, despite the correct view being clear? He could be implying that.

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Honeycombe8 May 2019 OP
elleng May 2019 #1
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #3
malaise May 2019 #2
elleng May 2019 #4
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #11
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #8
Qutzupalotl May 2019 #5
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #9
DeminPennswoods May 2019 #6
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #10
UTUSN May 2019 #7

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:34 PM

1. John Paul Stevens Worries About the Court.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016231855

"The correct view is pretty clear."

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:36 PM

3. Well, that's pretty bleak news, isn't it?

He should know. If he's worried....

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:35 PM

2. Here comes the Rise Up and expose this

piece of shit, He's going down sooner than he thinks

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:38 PM

4. FINGERS CROSSED!

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:32 AM

11. I hope he's right. I'm hoping he has insight that we don't. nt

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat May 11, 2019, 07:44 AM

8. Like Justice Stevens said, "I wouldn't want to predict...."

But I hope you're right.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:43 PM

5. I took that to mean Stevens doesn't think any of the justices

will take the incorrect view, that Trump doesn’t have to comply with subpoenas from Congress. It sounds like he thinks it would be hard to justify allowing Trump to defy a subpoena.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #5)

Sat May 11, 2019, 07:45 AM

9. +1. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 06:49 PM

6. FTR, Justice Stevens is 99 years old!

nt

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #6)

Sat May 11, 2019, 07:46 AM

10. Wow.

I don't think I want to live that long. I can't afford it. I wonder how he feels, or if he manages pain and illnesses day to day.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 07:00 PM

7. K&R

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