Beyond Labels

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10/17: Prosecute Trump?

There will be no Beyond Labels meeting on October 10; the Blue Hill Public Library will be closed in observance of Indigenous People’s Day.

On October 17, we’ll consider whether the current administration should pursue criminal charges against former president Trump. While it’s easy to say ‘yes’ and ‘no one is above the law,’ it gets more complicated if you’re in Merrick Garland’s seat.

  • How significant a crime would it need to be to justify prosecution?
  • How strong a case would the Justice Department need to assemble before seeking an indictment?
  • Conversely, how much of a risk of an acquittal should the Justice Department run?
  • Should they treat this like any other case, or are there special circumstances for this one? If so, which ones resonate with you?

Attached are two articles supplied by one of our participants.

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