Constitutional Issues at the End of the Trump Presidency

 
President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas.

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas.

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert )

Constitutional questions abound after supporters of President Donald J. Trump stormed the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Leaders of the Democratic party and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) are demanding Trump leave office by the Vice President invoking the 25th Amendment.

On January 12, 2021, the House voted on a resolution asking for Vice President Mike Pence to do so. If that fails, the House it is expected to then vote on articles of impeachment in the following days. And in the waning days of his Presidency, there are also questions about the President’s constitutional authority to issue a pardon to himself.

To help answer some of these constitutional questions is a professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the Illinois Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law.

Guests:

Jason Mazzone, Professor of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the Illinois Program in Constitutional Theory, History and Law.

 

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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