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Fmr AG Meese: Special Counsel Smith's Appointment 'Unconstitutional'

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2023
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Former Attorney General Edwin Meese and two constitutional scholars claim the appointment of Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith was unconstitutional because he is holding a position that was never created by Congress.

In an amicus brief filed Wednesday with the Supreme Court, Meese and professors Steven Calabresi and Gary Lawson state that lower federal courts should dismiss all of Smith's prosecutions, including all of his pending charges against former President Donald Trump.

"That appointment was unlawful, as are all the legal actions that have flowed from it, including citizen Smith's current...

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