Rich Procida, Bill Blum, Lance Simmens
Saturday, October 12, 6:00 p.m.
How can we ever hope to end structural violence if we are unwilling to hold the President accountable for his crimes? How can Congress refuse to hold the President accountable for his crimes while hundreds of thousands of Americans are doing time for lesser crimes? Do we think that letting the President get away with crimes will win us the election? Progressives in Congress are out in front on impeachment while many liberals remain confused about the issue.
There is little doubt that the President has committed multiple impeachable acts and even crimes like obstruction of justice.The issue our nation must decide now at this time in history is whether the President of the United States should be allowed to commit crimes and other impeachable offenses? This panel will explain why it is important to hold the President accountable for his crimes.
Rich Procida is an author, attorney, and activist who studied constitutional law under Jamie Raskin at American University in Washington, D.C. He is the co-author of a textbook on foreign comparative constitutional law, and he has written multiple articles on impeachment for LAProgressive.com. He speaks to Democratic and progressive groups about impeachment. He writes about religion and politics for LAProgressive.com, blogs about scripture, politics, and the supernatural at ModernLectionaries.blogspot.com, and produces a podcast called “Bible Study for Progressives.
Bill Blum is a former judge and death penalty defense attorney. He is the author of three legal thrillers published by Penguin/Putnam (“”Prejudicial Error,”” “”The Last Appeal”” and “”The Face of Justice””) and is a contributing writer for California Lawyer magazine. His nonfiction work has appeared in such publications as Crawdaddy magazine, In These Times, The Nation, The Progressive, the ABA Journal, the Orange County Register, the San Jose Mercury News, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and Los Angeles magazine.
Lance Simmens is a writer on contemporary political issues, having spent the past forty years in senior level positions with two US Presidents, two US Senators, two prominent Governors, the US Conference of Mayors and the US Senate Budget Committee. Over the past twenty years he has focused primarily on environmental issues and has delivered over one hundred presentations worldwide on behalf of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. He regularly contributes to The Huffington Post and has been widely published in newspapers, magazines, and journals. Currently he resides in Malibu, California where he is active in local politics.