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TomSlick's Journal
TomSlick's Journal
January 26, 2021

I am concerned about CJ Roberts not presiding over the impeachment trial.

I have read several stories about CJ Roberts not presiding over the upcoming impeachment trial. I have seen references to CJ Roberts not wanting the job. What I cannot find is whether CJ Roberts affirmatively declined to preside. According to CNN, both CJ Roberts and Senate pro temp Leahy are declining to answer the question.

I understand the argument that since Trump is not the current president, the constitutional requirement that the CJ preside over impeachment trials does not apply. I am uncertain of that argument. Moreover, it undermines the argument in response to the Trumpster's argument that an impeachment of a former President is somehow improper that the Senate trial is a continuation of an impeachment process that began in the House while Trump was still President

I think that CJ Roberts should recuse from the impeachment trial because it seems likely that, at some point or other, Trump will challenge the constitutionality of the impeachment trial. However, I hope CJ Roberts was invited to preside and affirmatively declined.

January 22, 2021

I was finally able to watch Wednesday night's inaugural concert.


Amazing performances. Fireworks like I've never seen.

Most moving of all - Brayden Harrington recited part of JFK's inaugural speech.

January 20, 2021

I put out my new U.S. flag.

I have never before felt the need to fly the U.S. flag at my home but a new flag went out today.

Our democratic Republic roused itself, rejected a would-be autocrat, and will survive - at least for now.

January 7, 2021

The insurrectionist seen in photos with this feet on the Speaker's desk is from Arkansas.

He is Richard Barnett from Gravette.

Arkansas needs to know:
(1) For whom does he work?
(2) Who in Arkansas supported him?
(3) Who are his friends and relations that should be disowning him?

Every Arkansawyer that has ever met this shit stain that does not immediately disavow him should be exposed and shamed.

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About TomSlick

I'm a lawyer primarily representing clients who are being sued. I am a retired Army Judge Advocate. Nothing I post here, including any comments about legal topics, should be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship.

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