Pardon Power: Trumpism and the Rule of Law Under the U.S. Constitution

Kimberly Wehle | © privat

Vortrag von Prof. Kimberly Wehle, PhD, University of Baltimore, Maryland | Im Rahmen der Reihe "Mutprobe Demokratie: Die USA vor den Präsidentschaftswahlen 2024"

The upcoming 2024 U.S. presidential elections present a crucial watershed for the future of U.S. democracy. Beginning with his declaration in 2016 that he would accept the results of the presidential election only if he won, the presidency of Donald J. Trump was characterized by continuous attacks on democratic norms and the rule of law. At least in part due to the constant spread of disinformation about election fraud by Trump and his allies in the Republican Party (GOP), on 6 January 2021 Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election. What is more, we now know that beyond the attack itself there was a concerted effort by members of Trump’s inner circle to overturn the election by quasi-legal means.

Kimberly Wehle is an expert in constitutional law and the separation of powers, with particular emphasis on presidential power and administrative agencies. She is a tenured law professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Administrative law, and Federal Courts. She is also a legal contributor for ABC News and regularly writes for Politico, The Atlantic, and The Bulwark. She was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Washington D.C. office and Associate Independent Counsel in the Whitewater Investigation. She is author of the books, What You Need to Know about Voting—and Why, How to Read The Constitution— and Why, and How to Think Like a Lawyer—and Why: A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas. Her forthcoming book, How the Pardon Pardon Works—and Why, is due out in June of 2024.

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