Trump’s acquittal made clear that the bar for convicting ex-officials is higher—but not insuperable. More than two-thirds of the Senate left the door open to convict ex-officials in the future.
Brian C. Kalt is professor of law and the Harold Norris Faculty Scholar at Michigan State University. He is the author of "Unable: The Law, Politics, and Limits of Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment."
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