January 6 and Executive Privilege

It’s executive privilege day on Advisory Opinions! After a brief update on the Texas abortion litigation, David and Sarah “dive right in” to a discussion of the January 6 commission subpoenas and the power of Donald Trump to use executive privilege to block testimony. Our hosts also talk about how “parents and pals” help debunk a Brett Kavanaugh conspiracy theory. And they wind up with a crazy clemency case that’s likely to leave a man in prison because a Donald Trump sentence was just too ambiguous.

Show Notes:

5th Circuit abortion ruling

POGO “The Limits of Executive Privilege”

Nixon v. Administrator of General Services

Harvard Law “Can Donald Trump still assert executive privilege?”

2007 OLC memo

Don McGahn opinion

Mother Jones “Here’s the Truth About Brett Kavanaugh’s Finances”

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