W&L Law’s Demleitner on Impeachment and Witness Protection The Hill published a commentary by Nora Demleitner on impeachment and witness protection.
The Hill published a commentary by Nora V. Demleitner, Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University. The article is titled “President Trump’s mythical justice system and the whistleblower’s disguise.”
Demleitner discusses the differences between an impeachment inquiry and a criminal trial and expounds on the reasons for protecting the identity of witnesses. “Trump does not have a right to confront the whistleblower right now. If this case were in court, his threats would give the judge reason to put restrictions on his access to the witness. In organized crime trials and congressional hearings, our institutions have developed the tools to shield witnesses to defend the rule of law.”
Read the full commentary online.