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Alan Dershowitz: American lawyer, author
Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer and academic. He is a scholar of United States constitutional law and criminal law. He has also been described as a noted civil libertarian. He began his teaching career at Harvard Law School where, in 1967, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history. He held the Felix Frankfurter professorship there from 1993 until his retirement in December 2013, and has been a regular media contributor, political commentator, and legal analyst. He is also a prominent voice on the Arab–Israeli conflict and has written a several books on the subject.

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Trump Lawyer’s Impeachment Argument Stokes Fears of Unfettered Power

An argument by one of the president’s lawyers, Alan M. Dershowitz, prompted a backlash. He said he was misinterpreted.
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Trump defender Alan Dershowitz is wrong. Impeachment doesn't require a crime.

Even if Donald Trump's abuse of power doesn't fit neatly into a criminal statute, it's egregious enough to warrant Senate conviction: Our view
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Videos for Alan Dershowitz


'Constitutional madness': Schiff on Trump’s defense [Video]'Constitutional madness': Schiff on Trump’s defense

Representative Adam Schiff, the lead House prosecutor in the impeachment trial, criticized an argument made by President Donald Trump's lawyer Alan Dershowitz, calling it "a descent into constitutional..

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GOP sees 'momentum' to acquit Trump after impeachment Q&A [Video]GOP sees 'momentum' to acquit Trump after impeachment Q&A

A Democratic push to force Republicans to accept witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate appeared to be flagging on Wednesday, raising the possibility he could be..

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'Abuse of power is not impeachable': Dershowitz [Video]'Abuse of power is not impeachable': Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz, a law professor on President Trump's Senate impeachment trial defense team, said on Wednesday that he stands by the view that "criminal-like" behavior is required for impeachment, but..

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Trump lawyer says quid pro quo to help reelection is not impeachable [Video]Trump lawyer says quid pro quo to help reelection is not impeachable

Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, argued on the Senate floor Wednesday that a quid pro quo motivated by helping the president's reelection effort is..

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Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial [Video]Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial

Democrats on Thursday pressed their case at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate trial for removing him from office by using the words of his own allies against him to make the point that his actions..

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Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP [Video]Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer after day two of President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said there are no "discussions" being had with Republicans over potential evidence or..

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President Donald Trump selects former defender of Jeffery Epstein to join his legal team [Video]President Donald Trump selects former defender of Jeffery Epstein to join his legal team

Alan Dershowitz will assist the US president in the upcoming Senate trial on Tuesday. The constitutional expert has said he will deliver arguments meant to shield Trump from allegations that he abused..

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Trump adds Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team [Video]Trump adds Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial. Jonah Green reports.

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Alan Dershowitz: 'High crimes and misdemeanors' should only include criminal conduct

Framers implicitly rejected abuse of power as permissible criterion for impeachment, writes Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Trump's legal team
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3 Takeaways From Senators’ Questions to Impeachment Lawyers

The first part of Thursday’s session focused largely on the arguments of one of President Trump’s lawyers, Alan M. Dershowitz.
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Dear Mr. Dershowitz, 'mixed motives' is no impeachment defense when there's corrupt intent

Taken together, Donald Trump's actions — at least seven of them — contradict the defense claim that he had any legitimate national interest in mind.
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Dems blast Dershowitz, seek votes for witnesses

The top Senate Democrat repudiated President Donald Trump's defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz who now says his headline-dominating argument against impeaching the president was 'distorted.' (Jan. 30)  
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Republican senator defends Dershowitz.

Senator Marsha Blackburn Alan M. Dershowitz, who argued an expansive view of presidential power.
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Democrats plan to question Dershowitz’s expansive powers argument.

On Thursday, Mr. Dershowitz said in a tweet that his comment is being mischaracterized.
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The dubious impeachment proclamations of Alan Dershowitz: Jonathan Turley

The famed Harvard Law professor is making the case against his own impeachment views.
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Dershowitz claims his view of presidential power was mischaracterized.

During remarks at the trial, the president’s lawyer suggested that a president who believes his re-election was in the public interest could not be impeached for actions pursuing it.
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Trump lawyer Dershowitz argues president can't be impeached for an act he thinks will help his re-election

Former White House counsel John Dean said that by Dershowitz's logic, Nixon could not have been impeached for the Watergate break-in.
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Anything a president does to stay in power is in the national interest, Dershowitz argues.

Alan Dershowitz told the Senate a “quid pro quo” to help the president’s re-election is by definition in the national interest.
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Alan Dershowitz talks ties to Jeffrey Epstein after clashing with Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View'

Alan Dershowitz, a lawyer on President Donald Trump's defense team in the Senate impeachment trial, is commenting on his ties to Jeffrey Epstein.
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Democratic senators describe Dershowitz’s presentation as ‘word salad’ and ‘nonsensical.’

“It’s an embarrassing day for Harvard Law School,” Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, said.
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Dershowitz makes the case that the charges against Trump are too vague.

Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor, said he now believes that impeachable conduct must be criminal in nature, a departure from views he expressed in 1998.
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Dershowitz argues that nothing Bolton is said to have written would be impeachable.

Alan Dershowitz argued that demands by United States presidents for specific actions by foreign governments are common.
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Trump Defense team saves Dershowitz for prime time.

After a day of somewhat monotonous legal arguments, it is no surprise that President Trump’s legal team saved its star consultant for national television.
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Alan Dershowitz makes his case in prime time.

After a day of somewhat monotonous legal arguments, it is no surprise that President Trump’s legal team saved its star consultant for national television.
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Factbox: The members of Trump's impeachment defense team

Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, will be among those defending President Donald Trump when they make their case to the U.S. Senate on..
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'Saturday Night Live': Welcome to hell, Alan Dershowitz (and welcome back, Jon Lovitz)

The first new "SNL" episode of 2020 started out in the well of the Senate for the impeachment trial and then promptly went to hell – literally.
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Who's who on Trump's legal team: Patrick Cipollone, Jay Sekulow, Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr, Pam Bondi

White House counsel Patrick Cipollone and attorney Jay Sekulow are the lead players. Also on the team: Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Bondi.
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Graham, Dershowitz say effort to dismiss articles of impeachment 'dead' as they prepare for trial

Alan Dershowitz, who joined Trump's defense team, plans to argue that even if Trump did everything he is accused of, his acts aren't impeachable.
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How lawyer Alan Dershowitz plans to defend Trump during the impeachment trial

how lawyer alan dershowitz plans to defend trump during the impeachment trial
Washington (CNN)Alan Dershowitz, a recent addition to President Donald Trump's legal team, said Sunday that he plans to revive an 1868 argument used during former President Andrew Johnson's impeachment..
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Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for..
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Trump's impeachment legal team to include Kenneth Starr and Alan Dershowitz

The team includes Pat Cipollone, Jay Sekulow, Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray.
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Prominent lawyers Starr, Dershowitz join Trump impeachment team

President Donald Trump is bringing in high-profile legal firepower to help defend him in the Senate impeachment trial, with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the..
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Trump Legal Team to Add Starr and Dershowitz for Senate Trial

Ken Starr and a third lawyer named to the team, Robert Wray, were independent counsels who investigated President Bill Clinton.
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Trump taps lawyer Dershowitz, others for impeachment trial defense

Former independent counsel Ken Starr and lawyer Alan Dershowitz will join U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial defense team led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump attorney Jay..
Reuters - Published

Prince Andrew accuser target of suit questioning her claims of forced sex

If Alan Dershowitz can convince a jury that Virginia Giuffre is wrong or lying about forced sex with him, will that relieve pressure on Prince Andrew?
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How rude! The disappearance of civility

Does it sometimes feel as if our politics has us all backed into ideological corners? Does it seem as if insults and name-calling have taken the place of civil dialogue – that incivility has gone..
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Alan Dershowitz: "President Trump encourages incivility"

The constitutional lawyer and lifelong Democrat who attracted scorn on social media for defending President Donald Trump talks with Martha Teichner about why he believes the appropriate response to the..
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Alan Dershowitz defamation lawsuit reveals another Jeffrey Epstein accuser

Maria Farmer is the latest of more than 30 women who have accused the disgraced financier of sexual abuse
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Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Epstein's former lawyer, claims plea deal was fair

In his first TV interview since Epstein was indicted Monday on child sex trafficking charges, Dershowitz denies the 2008 deal was a bargain
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Alan M. Dershowitz: Mueller testimony was confusing and contradictory

Mueller not only went beyond the report but also created a direct conflict between himself and Attorney General William Barr, writes Alan M. Dershowitz
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Jeffrey Epstein's former lawyer says accuser's story is "fantasy"

Virginia Roberts Giuffre claims she was forced to have sex with Alan Dershowitz as part of Epstein's alleged sex trafficking operation
CBS News - Published

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