LA
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
Room 1
Timeslot: 
SUNDAY August 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm
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Description: 
The event panel will address a very simple question: Should Donald Trump, the 45th president, be impeached for what the Constitution terms high crimes and misdemeanors? To help answer that question, the panel will explore the nature and history of impeachment from the earliest days of the republic through Nixon (who resigned in the face of impeachment before he was formally impeached) through Clinton. We’ll concentrate specifically on the issue of whether progressives should support calls to impeach Trump, or whether they would be better served to focus on discrete political issues and winning elections. Bill Blum will present a PowerPoint that will cover the history and substance of impeachment. Kevin Mack will explain the Steyer group’s approach to impeachment, and discuss how the group interacts with other political organizations, particularly those on the left. Sharon Kyle will offer additional political and legal perspectives, including those of the ACLU.

Participants

Bill Blum is a former judge and death penalty defense attorney. He is the author of three legal thrillers published by Penguin/Putnam ("Prejudicial Error," "The Last Appeal" and "The Face of Justice") and is a contributing writer for California Lawyer magazine, and a... Read more
Kevin is a Senior Partner with Deliver Strategies, and is recognized as one of the country’s top political consultants. A former campaign manager, fundraiser and Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Committee (DLCC), Kevin applies his organizational and strategic background to produce... Read more
For the past ten years, Sharon Kyle has been the publisher of the LA Progressive, an online social justice daily magazine. She is also the President of Peoples College of Law and has served as a law professor there for several years. But before immersing herself in the law and social justice, Ms.... Read more