University of Maryland Francis King Carey Law Professor Mark Graber is available for comment about Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement and what it means for the future of the Supreme Court.
Professor Graber is recognized as one of the leading scholars in the country on constitutional law and politics. He is the author of A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism from Oxford University Press, and co-editor (with Keith Whittington and Howard Gillman) of American Constitutionalism: Structures and Powers and American Constitutionalism: Rights and Powers, both also from Oxford University Press.
He is accustomed to speaking to media and can provide your audience with a clear understanding of the ramifications of Justice Breyer’s retirement as well as what the next steps are for the court.
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“Most people, me included, think it was an insurrection, but neither Congress nor the courts have made that official determination,” said Mark Graber, a legal historian at the University of Marylan
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Graber said there are two major legal issues for Meadows. One is that Congress must demonstrate a reason for compelling testimony related to legislation. Congress can’t subpoena a football coach to ask why he called one play and not another, Graber said. But Congress is investigating an insurrection, which Graber said is a “fairly easy” call. “Congress is trying to investigate exactly what happened, how this can be prevented in the future,” Graber said.