Seth Abramson @SethAbramson Attorney. @Newsweek columnist. NYT bestselling author of a book on Trump's Iran policy, Proof of Conspiracy (Macmillan, amzn.to/2sQBWYL). Professor. Jan. 06, 2020 1 min read

This is more hilarious than folks realize because you can't dismiss a political case "with prejudice" it literally *isn't a thing*

In other words even if this passed, which it won't, a Democratic senate could still try the articles in 2021 no matter what these dozen radicals say

PS/ Just so folks understand, the phrase "with prejudice" is used in the legal system to describe a situation in which a case is dismissed and can't be brought back again under any circumstances. It can't apply to an impeachment trial, and doesn't here. The words are meaningless.

PS2/ Also, not that the concept of "double jeopardy" is in play here either, but jeopardy can't "attach" to a case when there has been no trial and no evidence and no witnesses and no verdict. Today's motion from 12 radical, lawless Trump allies is pure (*bad*) political theater.


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