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Response to Gothmog (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 03:23 PM

25. Yes, at BEST they are dicta. But they don't even apply to impeachment in the House

They are about the possibility of the court intervening IF the Senate were to remove a president "in a manner seriously threatening the integrity of its results" such as, as Justice White says, using a coin toss or because they think the president is a "bad guy.""

Neither of these offhand comments has any connection whatsoever with or bearing on whether a president has standing to sue a House majority for pursuing impeachment against him.

Dershowitz knows this. He also knows that most people aren't lawyers and won't understand the difference and if he uses big enough words and throws around the names of a couple of Supreme Court justices, they'll think his argument makes sense.

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