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Prof. Eric M. Freedman Quoted in NY Times Story ‘Cohen Implicates President Trump. What Do Prosecutors Do Now?’

Eric M. Freedman, Siggi B. Wilzig Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Rights

Cohen Implicates President Trump. What Do Prosecutors Do Now?
By Adam Liptak and Jim Rutenberg
The New York Times
Aug. 21, 2018

Excerpt:
The most prominent dissenter from the prevailing view is Eric M. Freedman, a law professor at Hofstra University and the author of a 1999 law review article that made the case for allowing criminal prosecution of incumbent presidents.

Professor Freedman wrote that granting sitting presidents immunity from prosecution was “inconsistent with the history, structure and underlying philosophy of our government, at odds with precedent and unjustified by practical considerations.”

He pointed out that other federal officials who are subject to impeachment, including judges, have been indicted while in office. Courts have rejected the argument that impeachment is the sole remedy for such officials.

Read the full article at nytimes.com.

You can read Professor Freedman’s 1999 Hofstra Law Review article on the Law School’s Scholarly Commons website.

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