7-2 in the Vance case!— George Conway (@gtconway3d) July 9, 2020
Three-quarters full if your name is "Donald J. Trump."
Respectfully, no. I explain here why it is a glass 3/4 full. https://t.co/hWH0cVnSzh https://t.co/msn2i2cUmF— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) July 9, 2020
There can be a blizzard in Raleigh, North Carolina before the election in November or before Thanksgiving:
This 1 min clip has my take. Not a mixed bag. Serious loss for Trump. Ct (incl his own appointees) rejected his immunity args as made up. Even Cong looks like will get lots. NY case can be expedited&decided before election. Regardless, will come out after election.Scary for Trump https://t.co/zupAairDsn— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) July 9, 2020
It's a resounding, definitive rejection of the next President's claim of monarchical privilege.
As I told @JRubinBlogger for this insightful & accessible analysis of the #SCOTUS tax return rulings, "These opinions offer a resounding, definitive rejection of President Trump’s claims to monarchical prerogative." https://t.co/BmltEXl9yx— Joshua Matz (@JoshuaMatz8) July 9, 2020
Husband of Kellyanne Fitzpatrick Conway, George Conway is an advisor to Project Lincoln. Norm Eisen is a Senior Fellow at Brookings and was an advisor to House Democrats inthe impeachment of President Trump. Neil Katyal was Acting Assistant Solicitor General in the Obama Administration. Joshua Matz teaches at Georgetown Law School.
They all have one thing in common- each is a lawyer. And each is wrong. Author and columnist David Frum, who is not a lawyer, explains
The office of the presidency has suffered a loss- a justified loss, delivered by the Roberts Court to restrict a President Biden's prerogatives. That is as it should be. However, thedecision means something only if Joe Biden wins the presidency this autumn. And it makes that a little less likely.
Even the Supreme Court, it has long been said, "reads the election returns."If Donald Trump is re-elected, it will not matter that a court can subpoena his records.because it will all be over. Over. If the incumbent is victorious in November- with upwards of a quarter of a million dead on his watch, some by his choice- Donald Trump will claim an absolute mandate.
That barricade would be impenetrable. It will be no less so because successful anti-Trump lawyers are oblivious to the practical implications of today's rulings.