Category Archives: Art 2 Sect 2

The Trump Pardon



On Constitution Thursday we delve into the statement by the current President to the effect that he could pardon himself, were such a pardon were actually needed.

It isn’t as clear-cut as you might want it to be – from a Constitutional viewpoint. But I would think that from a political viewpoint, it would create immense problems. Great problems. The biggest and best problems we’ve ever seen in this country.

And that would be, of course, just the beginning…


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Mr. Madison’s War





President Trump has exercised his Executive authority to call forth the National Guard for the expressed purpose of “doing Military things” to guard the border with Mexico.

Whether or not you agree with his policy, we ask the question about why it is that he President is calling forth the militia of the several states, when Article I section 8 makes it clear that Congress is supposed to be doing that. 

It’s Constitution Thursday on Plausibly Live…


Broadcast Episodes: The Czars

The President…may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices….

ARTICLE II, SECTION 2, CLAUSE 1

President Obama gets into another spat with Congress and the Tea Party over his “Czars” and who can tell who what…

The Czars

Original airdate: April 28, 2011

[audio http://www.slipperyfish.com:8080/wp/ct_2012/2011-41_czars.mp3]

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