The Nightmare Scenario That Keeps Election Lawyers Up At Night -- And Could Hand Trump A Second Term
A "red mirage" on election night and a post-election "blue shift" could lead to an unprecedented constitutional crisis just as the Supreme Court is in turmoil.
Charles Fried, who was solicitor general under President Ronald Reagan, says we are in a constitutional crisis.
Democrats say a "lawless" President Trump has triggered a "constitutional crisis." But they're not ready to impeach him just yet.
"I think we have a governing crisis," the Watergate reporter said.
"So we're at the brink of a constitutional crisis because no one could tell if Rod Rosenstein was joking or not," the "Late Night" host says.
When unelected staff appropriate the mechanisms of national policy and fail to use proper constitutional procedures, they per se create a constitutional crisis.
Far scarier than Trump's constitutional violations would be Trump ignoring court orders.
If people are continuing to be detained and screened that would not have been before the executive order was issued, then we may well have a constitutional crisis on our hands.
There are times, when writing about the political world, when it is impossible not to feel like I am trapped inside a Jonathan Swift satire. This is one of those times. Real life and farce blur into one, and we all pretend this is normal. Sigh.
Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.