Category: Presidential Corruption

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements Authors New Oped on How the House Could Stop Trump’s Unconstitutional Use of Federal Paramilitary Officials In U.S Cities.

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements recently authored an Oped about how The House of Representatives could stop Trump’s unconstitutional use of federal paramilitary officials in U.S cities. “Trump’s use of these federal agencies to turn our country into a police state is not only unconstitutional. It is straight out of the playbook of the fascist
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“Trump has abused the pardon power in violation of the Constitution.”: FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements On Trump’s Unconstitutional Commutation Of Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence.

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements recently authored an Oped on Trump’s unconstitutional commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence. The new piece comes after Free Speech For People filed a motion before the federal district court in U.S. v. Stone on behalf of constitutional law Professors Jed Shugerman and Ethan Leib seeking permission to submit an
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FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements Joins The BradCast To Discuss Trump’s Unconstitutional Commutation of Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence.

FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss Trump’s unconstitutional commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence and the implications of this latest abuse of the presidential pardon power. “The notion that the presidential pardon power or any other presidential power is absolute is just flat out wrong
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Free Speech For People Seeks to File Amicus Brief in U.S. v. Stone on Behalf of Constitutional Law Professors

Free Speech For People just filed an urgent motion before the federal district court in U.S. v. Stone on behalf of constitutional law Professors Jed Shugerman and Ethan Leib seeking permission to submit an amicus brief arguing that the court should not automatically accept the executive grant of clemency but rather should consider whether it
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FSFP Board Member Jennifer Taub Co-Authors New Oped on Trump’s Commutation of Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence and the Case for Reconvening an Impeachment Inquiry.

FSFP Board Member Professor Jennifer Taub recently co-authored a CNN Oped on Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence and the need for Congress to convene an impeachment inquiry to hold Trump accountable for his abuse of power. “If 20 Republican senators were to state that Stone’s bribery-tinged commutation is too much for them at
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FSFP urges House Judiciary Committee to convene an impeachment inquiry following Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence

Free Speech For People issued a letter today to Committee Chairman Nadler and Vice Chairwoman Scanlon of the House Judiciary Committee, urging the Committee to convene an impeachment inquiry immediately to investigate whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump for commuting the prison sentence of his longtime ally, Roger Stone. Mr.
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“This president is no friend of democracy”: Bill Moyers tackles authoritarianism in the age of Donald Trump.

Excerpt from Bill Moyers’ essay We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident: It’s Happening Before Our Very Eyes. At 98, historian Bernard Weisberger has seen it all. Born in 1922, he grew up watching newsreels of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler as they rose to power in Europe. He vividly remembers Mussolini posturing to crowds
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“Trump’s authoritarianism in the streets is being matched in the courts”: FSFP Board Member Jennifer Taub co-authors Op-Ed on Trump’s threats to our democracy and Constitution.

Free Speech for People Board Member Jennifer Taub recently co-authored an op-ed with Joshua A. Geltzer, Neal K. Katyal, and Laurence H. Tribe in the Washington Post about the Trump administration’s authoritarian response to peaceful protestors and its simultaneous push to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn via a court brief. “The brief represents a
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Armed Paramilitary Groups in DC, Government Watchdog Files Urgent Freedom of Information Act Request with the Department of Justice

Free Speech For People files a FOIA Request with the Department of Justice for any communication regarding armed personnel who wear no uniforms or insignia but claim to be federal law enforcement WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2020) – Free Speech For People submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Justice seeking
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Our Statement on Recent Events

All of us at Free Speech For People are heartbroken and outraged by the recent police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. We send our deepest condolences to their families. We stand together with all Americans who are denouncing the police brutality that led to their deaths, and the racism that causes far too
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