Apparently, it is not just the Democrats that are concerned about Trump.
The Federalist Society is the group that has groomed and selected a group of conservative jurists for Trump to appoint to federal courts, including SCOTUS.
A group of members that formed in 2018 called “Checks and Balances” is not happy with a speech, or previous actions, by Barr that support presidential power.
“Barr’s view on executive power is a misreading of the unitary executive theory, said Charles Fried, a Checks & Balances member and Harvard Law professor who endorsed the theory while he was solicitor general during the Reagan administration.”
“While that branch acts as a unified expression of a president’s priorities, with the president firmly at the helm, “it is also clear that the executive branch is subject to law,” Fried said. “Barr takes that notion and eliminates the ‘under law’ part.”
“The group said that the “only imaginable basis” for Barr’s conclusion that Trump did not obstruct the Russia investigation “was his legal view that the president is given total control over all investigations by the Constitution.”
“Conservatism is respect for the rule of law. It is respect for tradition,” he (Fried)said. “The people who claim they’re conservatives today are demanding loyalty to this completely lawless, ignorant, foul-mouthed president.”
At least some on the right have a clearer view of the current regime than the spineless GOP. And coming from the Federalist Society is refreshing, if not a bit surprising.
Of course, we can expect to hear that the Society is not really conservative. Or more typical “I don’t know those guys…maybe they should go back to where they came from.”
And we know that Trump knows the Federalist Society. Kavanaugh and Gorsuch did not appear in a vision one night.