As most of you know, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is actively coordinating the Senate trial procedures with the White House in order to help protect the president. Yet Sen. McConnell will be part of the ‘jury’ during the trial in the Senate. He has stated that he will not vote to remove the president and will not be impartial in the proceedings. So I thought I’d borrow these suggestions about jury duty that were created with him in mind:

2 Responses to Jury Duty Notice For Mitch McConnell

  1. Maynard McKillen says:

    Sounds a great deal like the definition of Sedition.

  2. David Blaska says:

    The Senate is more than a jury in impeachment. Ann of Althouse, a retired UW-Madison law prof, writes:

    “If the Senate … accepts this notion that Senators must behave like jurors in court — who are rejected unless they begin with an unbiased mind and listen to the evidence and only decide based what they hear at trial — then the House could vote for impeachment after impeachment — why not a new impeachment every day? — and hobble the Senate with endless burdensome work. It doesn’t make sense to interpret the Senate’s role that way.

    “The Constitution gives the Senate ‘the sole Power to try all Impeachments.’ It doesn’t say what ‘try’ means and the Supreme Court made it clear in a 1993 case that ‘the word “try” in the Impeachment Trial Clause does not provide an identifiable textual limit on the authority which is committed to the Senate.’ ”

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