January 27, 2020

'What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law,' Episode 37: War Powers and Impeachment Update

[Cross-posted from]

By Elizabeth Joh

After Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, many wondered if the two countries were on the brink of a major conflict. This incident is only the latest in the longstanding fight between Congress and the president over who has the power to make war, and if an act of violence against another state can be legitimate without congressional approval. This episode also includes an update on the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, which began earlier this week.

January 7, 2020

'What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law,' Episode 36: Bribery

[Cross-posted from Apple Podcasts]

By Elizabeth Joh

Bribery is one of the three offenses listed in the Constitution as grounds for impeachment. Even though allegedly attempting to bribe Ukraine is the act that precipitated Trump’s impeachment, it’s not explicitly listed in the articles of impeachment. Why is that?