Attorney and Bill of Rights expert Robert McWhirter presents the next in his ongoing series about President Trump and the Constitution.
As Trump claims to "make America great again," he finds himself repeatedly bumping up against the greatest charter of government on earth: The United States Constitution.
Tonight, attorney and Bill of Rights expert Robert McWhirter leads a presentation and question-and-answer session about what the Constitution really says about what Trump wants to do.
How does the 18th-century language of our Constitution play out against the language of Donald Trump's Twitter account? Is Donald Trump the first to attack the press? What does the Constitution allow Donald Trump to do with freedom of religion? Can Donald Trump really punish somebody for burning the American flag or take away their citizenship? Are there really 12 articles of the Constitution that Trump "fully supports?" Is a ban of Muslims coming into the country Constitutional? Can a President have a conflict of interest and just what the heck is an emolument? Can the President fire an FBI Director? We will discuss all of these and more as we go through the history and meaning of the United States Constitution.
Copies of McWhirter's book Bills, Quills, and Stills
will be available at Changing Hands Bookstores.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Attorney ROBERT MCWHIRTER is an award-winning, internationally recognized speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of The Bill of Rights. He is a certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court. Fluent in Spanish, McWhirter has extensively taught comparative criminal procedure and trial advocacy in Latin America. In 2010-11, he served in El Salvador, administering an $11M USAID project to reform the justice system, overseeing programs and trainings for the Salvadoran courts, police, prosecutors and public defenders. McWhirter's previously published book, The Criminal Lawyer's Guide To Immigration Law: Questions and Answers
(ABA, 2006), was extensively quoted in 2010 by Justice Alito in Padilla vs. Kentucky. Mr. McWhirter is currently in private practice doing criminal defense.