Tag: Ben Clements

A Statement on Trump’s Illegitimate Supreme Court Nomination from FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements.

On Friday, with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we lost an American hero, one who overcame deeply entrenched gender discrimination in our society and our legal system to become one of the most important and influential civil rights lawyers, judges, and Supreme Court justices in our nation’s history.  Her life’s work
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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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FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements Discusses The State Of Our Democracy & The DOJ’s Roger Stone Intervention on WGBH

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements recently appeared on WGBH to discuss the current state of democracy and the Department of Justice intervention in Roger Stone’s sentencing. Stone, a former aide to Donald Trump, was convicted last year for lying to Congress and witness tampering, among other crimes. This week prosecutors recommended a seven to nine
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Sondland, Quid Pro Quo & Corruption: FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements Discusses Impeachment with Jim Braude-Greater Boston

Free Speech For People Board Chair Ben Clements recently appeared on WGBH to discuss the impeachment hearing with Ambassador Sondland, during which Sondland confirmed the president’s plot to bribe and extort the Ukrainian government to assist his re-election campaign. Clements discussed this major development, as well as the context of these impeachment proceedings occurring after
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Over 100 Cities Hold Day of Impeachment Action Against Donald Trump

On Saturday, June 15th, more than 13,000 Americans gathered at 142 events across the country, calling on Congress to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Free Speech For People was proud to partner with MoveOn and By the People for this historic event, the largest national mobilization for impeachment to date. Free Speech for
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