Richard W. Painter

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Richard W. Painter is the S. Walter Richey professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota Law School and was the chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush. He is the author (with Peter Golenbock) of “American Nero: The History of the Destruction of the Rule of Law, and Why Trump Is the Worst Offender.”

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Executive Power

Tolling the Statute of Limitations to Prosecute a Former President: A Double-Edged Sword

The preservation of democracy requires that prosecutors have the ability to investigate and indict a sitting president when the president commits crimes. The Protecting Our Democracy Act is an important step toward curtailing unfettered presidential power.