John C. Eastman

About John C. Eastman

John C. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, and a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute.

Double Standards and the Impeachment Farce

The adage goes that if politicians didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all. But the double standard at play in the current impeachment farce is even more egregious than normal. First is the pre-vote “impeachment inquiry” that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) launched unilaterally on September 24, contrary to every

By | 2019-11-02T15:09:57-07:00 November 1st, 2019|Tags: |

Trump Can Build the Wall—and Should!

Perhaps because of his long-standing NeverTrump bias, David French’s latest essay in National Review (“No, Trump Can’t Use an Emergency Declaration To Build a Wall”) really bolloxed the legal analysis surrounding President Trump’s authority to build a wall upon declaration of a national emergency. So instead of Trump’s trial balloon being “a lawless

By | 2019-01-09T12:23:20-07:00 January 9th, 2019|

Double Standards Galore in the Attorney General Fracas

So let me get this straight. In his November 8 New York Times op-ed (“Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional,” co-authored be George Conway), Neal Katyal writes that President Trump’s designation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is unconstitutional because the office of attorney general is a “principal office,”

By | 2018-11-18T10:25:09-07:00 November 17th, 2018|

Dred Scott? Seriously?

The radical Left’s resort to ad hominem attacks and allegations of “racism” against their political opponents has become so commonplace that the charges have become virtually meaningless. Apparently, the open-borders Right now thinks that by joining the catcalls, they can resurrect some of the old sting. How else to explain the recent spate

By | 2018-07-26T23:55:56-07:00 July 26th, 2018|

The General Warrant and the Politics of Personal Destruction

At her press conference following last week’s assassination attempt on Representative Steve Scalise and other Republican members of Congress, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stated: “Somewhere in the 90s, Republicans decided on a politics of personal destruction as they went after the Clintons, and that is the provenance of it, and that is what

By | 2017-06-23T05:39:33-07:00 June 20th, 2017|

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