Oct 11, 2021 • 1HR 12M

January 6 and Executive Privilege

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Advisory Opinions is a new podcast from The Dispatch. Hosts David French and Sarah Isgur have a weekly conversation about the law, culture, and why it matters.
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It's executive privilege day on Advisory Opinions! After a brief update on the Texas abortion litigation, David and Sarah "dive right in" to a discussion of the January 6 commission subpoenas and the power of Donald Trump to use executive privilege to block testimony. Our hosts also talk about how "parents and pals" help debunk a Brett Kavanaugh conspiracy theory. And they wind up with a crazy clemency case that's likely to leave a man in prison because a Donald Trump sentence was just too ambiguous.

Show Notes:

-5th Circuit abortion ruling

-POGO “The Limits of Executive Privilege”

-Nixon v. Administrator of General Services

-Harvard Law “Can Donald Trump still assert executive privilege?”

-2007 OLC memo

-Don McGahn opinion

-Mother Jones “Here’s the Truth About Brett Kavanaugh’s Finances”