Impeachment Mania! Students Facing Trials Or Removals


Impeachment Mania Hits Universities: Students Are Facing Trials Or Removals Over Political Views

by jonathanturley

In his dissent in Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928), Justice Louis Brandeis famously wrote that "Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example." While that observation concerns criminal wrongdoing by the government, it seems particularly apropos today on our campuses where impeachments and removals are now seemingly the rage. For the last four years, members of Congress and legal experts have called for impeachments based on everything from Trump’s tweets on NFL kneeling to his denouncing prosecutors. Most recently, this includes the use of a "snap impeachment." The latest such example is unfolding on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology where a student senator is facing impeachment after defending the right of campus police to wear a Blue Lives Matter face mask.

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