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Sometimes there’s a question so simple that it doesn’t take a lot of work to get to the answer. As a retired lawyer no longer getting paid for my thoughts, I welcome these simple questions that let me skip all the weighty legal analysis, spit out the answer and get back to writing my novel.
The question here is whether a president can be tried on impeachment charges after his term has ended. The common sense on this one is so compelling that the answer must be yes. If it were otherwise then the man could just go shooting people on his way …[more]