If Derek Chauvin is found “not guilty,” he will not be found “not guilty” based on some complicated legal technicality, a burden of proof problem, or anything like that. Instead, he will be found “not guilty” because the evidence did not exist to convict him of a crime. More than that, it is most likely he will be found “not guilty” because he is actually innocent, not merely “not guilty.”
To be rather open with the reader, I actually approve of impeachment based on the limited information I’ve seen. The January 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol was a national disgrace. That is not a controversial thing to say. The question for impeachment is this: What did Trump have anything to do with it?
However, that being said, the present issue is rather complicated. The question is about whether it is proper to move forward with the impeachment trial. On that issue, I think the argument of Rep. Raskin (someone I have also had the opportunity to speak to, because he taught at my law school) had some serious flaws.
Therefore, because if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself, here is what I think the Trump Lawyers should have said.
This post is part of a series on the George Floyd death and the ensuing trial of the officers involved. On December 31, 2020, the prosecution filed a Motion for Continuance in this trial. This motion is… …strange. And I need to explain why.
Derek Chauvin’s attorney filed a Motion to Dismiss the charges against him. The Judge has issued an order in this case. It is explained in this post.