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Sun Nov 1, 2020, 12:29 PM

What Will Happen to the Lawyers Who Aided and Abetted Donald Trump?

The legal profession is supposed to have standards.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/11/lawyers-trump-big-law-return.html?via=taps_top

Even before the 2020 election is decided, there has been an almost unnatural amount of attention dedicated to what comes next. Specifically, what comes next for Donald Trump and the potential criminal liability he may face in the coming years. Jonathan Chait has written about the moral imperative to hold Trump liable for his illegal conduct in areas ranging from white-collar crime to abuse of the pardon power to violations of the Hatch Act, as a means of restoring the norms and values of the law. Sam Tanenhaus has observed that perhaps the nation would be better served by a blue-ribbon commission, modeled on the Church Committee, to probe Trump’s wrongdoing. Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith differ only as to the wisdom of undertaking a criminal prosecution. But all of these inquiries elide a question that is almost more central to any kind of reckoning about what happened to the rule of law under Donald Trump: What is to be done with his enablers?

If Mary Trump is correct, and I believe she is, the ethical problem isn’t limited to Donald Trump. The problem is also the many powerful people who—under the guise of “minimizing the damage” or behaving as “adults in the room”—sanctioned, effectuated, and enabled rampant lawlessness ranging from family separations to attempting to bribe Ukraine into interfering with the 2020 election. Let’s just say it outright: Donald Trump managed to do what he did with the help of dozens of lawyers—lawyers who have either slid out of the public debate and into big law firms or continue to aid and abet.

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Reply What Will Happen to the Lawyers Who Aided and Abetted Donald Trump? (Original post)
ItsjustMe Nov 2020 OP
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TwilightZone Nov 2020 #2
ancianita Nov 2020 #3
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Sun Nov 1, 2020, 01:01 PM

2. Legal representation is guaranteed by the Constitution.

So, if I had to guess, nothing.

If they're personally involved in crimes, it's a different story of course. But, if Slate thinks that they should face repercussions for representing Trump and/or the administration, that's not likely to get very far.

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Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:02 PM

3. The common thread that runs through Trump's lawyers is their corporate owners.

Big Corp has been out to both contract with the government and actually take it over.

That takes a lot of corporate lawyer representation, IF one believes that "corporations are people, too, my friend."

What is to be done with his enablers is for Congress to

First expand the SCOTUS to 13 justices, one for each of the 13 Districts;
Second, then rescind Citizens United and all corporate lobbying;
Third, pass The Personhood Act that declares human personhoods as the sole qualified recipients of Constitutional rights and protections, and declare that corporations are not people, money is not speech, and that fictional personhoods are solely business entities that have no reasonable expectation of Constitutional protection as they work in the free market;
Third, (part of a two prong approach) Biden's DOJ must present the case with Sheldon Whitehouse's and Jane Mayer's evidence, along with that of so many others, along with all relevant amici, that all corporations' (all but the Corporation of the United States) bottom line of profiting for investors has prove harm to the protecting and defending the Constitution, written to protect humans and not fictional personhoods.

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Sun Nov 1, 2020, 06:25 PM

4. Same as happened to John Yoo. Nothing!

Or a professorship at Liberty U. School of Law.

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