Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner - he’s an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and former Assistant U.S. Attorney at the D.C. U.S Attorney's Office. And now you can join him for Justice Matters. Glenn brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor, and Army JAG. For three decades, Glenn argued to juries, breaking down complex legal issues in universally understandable and relatable ways. And now, he brings that same approach to his analysis of today's troubled legal landscape - every week on Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner.

  • 11 minutes 50 seconds
    Trump's Lawyers Plan to STOP Judge Chutkan's Jan. 6th Evidentiary Hearings

    In new reporting by Hugo Lowell of the Guardian, it turns out, "Trump plans to block Hearings in January 6 case before 2024 election." It's no surprise that Donald Trump desperately wants to stop the dozens of Republican witnesses who testified about his crimes to the DC grand jury - from testifying publicly at the hearings Judge Tanya Chutkan will hold now that the Supreme Court is returning the case to her. Glenn reviews why Trump and his lawyers will fail in their attempts to stop these hearings from being conducted prior to the November election.

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    12 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 12 minutes 13 seconds
    Cannon Sits on Jack Smith's Motions While Granting Trump's Motion in Hours

    Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon continues to wear her Trump favoritism on her sleeve. A number of motions filed by Jack Smith have languished, remaining unresolved for months. As but one example, back in May, Smith filed a motion asking Judge Cannon to modify Trump's conditions of release to stop him from lying about and endangering FBI agents. Cannon has sat on that motion. However, Trump filed a motion asking Cannon to stay or pause a number of deadlines in his Florida case while he briefs-up issues regarding presidential immunity. Judge Cannon acted on Trump's motion IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS, ruling in his favor and giving him precisely what he wants. As has long been the case, Cannon's "impartiality might reasonably be questioned," which is the federal legal standard requiring her disqualification from the case. But, of course, she will ignore the federal law and continue to preside over the prosecution of the very defendant who gave her her lifetime appointment to the federal bench. Proving, once again, the fix is in.

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    11 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 15 minutes 6 seconds
    Supreme Court Gives Trump a Blueprint for Dictatorship

    The Supreme Court didn't JUST rule that presidents have absolute presidential immunity. They actually ruled that presidents have absolute presidential immunity PLUS.

    Constitutional scholars left, right, and center are excoriating the new Supreme Court opinion that 1. contradicts the expressed language of our constitution, 2. actually repeals portions of our constitution, and, in essence, 3. declares the constitution is unconstitutional. Yes, that is illogical, but that is precisely what Chief Justice Roberts and the radical right-wing block of justices did in Trump vs. United States.

    This ruling gives Donald Trump a blueprint to convert America into a banana republic. And Donald Trump is exactly the kind of day-one-dictator who will do it. This ruling not only excuses lawless conduct by a corrupt president, it endorses such conduct, and thereby encourages future presidents to act lawlessly and to direct others to to the same then simply exercise his core constitutional power of the presidential pardon to pardon all of his criminal associates who carry out his unlawful commands. This is not just absolute presidential power. It is absolute presidential power PLUS. And like Dred Scott, Korematsu, and Plessy vs. Ferguson, this opinion must not stand.

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    10 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 12 minutes 14 seconds
    Trump Endorses Military Tribunal Prosecution for Liz Cheney

    Just days after his right-wing Supreme Court justices gave him presidential immunity, Donald Trump has endorsed a military tribunal prosecution for former Congresswoman Liz Cheney. Presumably, the Supreme Court will have Trump's back on that crime as well. Now that the Supreme Court has converted the lawless into the lawful, and given that Trump made clear he will use military tribunals to prosecute his enemies (by falsely labeling them enemies of American democracy), how should President Joe Biden respond and what should he do with the new powers the Supreme Court just created and bestowed on him and all future American presidents?

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    9 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 14 minutes 17 seconds
    The Supreme Court ENCOURAGES Presidential Crime by Granting Trump Immunity

    By granting Donald Trump immunity for the crimes he committed against the American people; the radical, right-wing block of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, actually encourages presidents to commit crimes.

    Eventually, this Supreme Court opinion will go the way of Dred Scott vs. Sanford, and Plessy vs. Ferguson - it will be reversed and will go down in American history as an opinion that sought to destroy honest and honorable governing, and accountability for crimes a president commits against the American people.

    But given that the opinion is in effect at the moment, President Joe Biden needs to exercise the powers the Supreme Court has given him to hold treasonous actors accountable and protect American democracy from the likes of Donald Trump and those who support his efforts to destroy American democracy.

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    8 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 16 minutes 24 seconds
    Bannon Imprisoned; Giuliani Disbarred; Yet Supreme Court Gives Immunity to Trump

    The Supreme Court just can't quit Donald Trump. Interestingly, the Supreme Court does nothing to help Trump's criminal flunkies: Steve Bannon just reported to prison; Peter Navarro is serving a prison term; and Rudy Giuliani was just disbarred in New York and is facing multiple criminal prosecutions. Yet the Supreme Court just bestowed absolute presidential immunity on presidents, unleashing them to commit crimes against the American people with impunity and immunity. In a very real sense, the Court gave Trump a blueprint for totalitarianism.

    Glenn reviews the democracy-ending implications of this new Supreme Court ruling. Like Dread Scott and Plessy vs. Ferguson, this new Supreme Court ruling must not be allowed to stand.

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    5 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 15 minutes 5 seconds
    The Supreme Court Throws Trump & Other Insurrectionists a Lifeline

    In an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court disregards the plain language of a law by which Congress criminalized conduct that "obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding." Roberts and the majority then delivers a gift to Donald Trump and several dozen of his insurrectionists. Importantly, in a dissenting opinion, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, joined by justices Kagan and Sotomayor, call Roberts and the majority out for their flawed analysis, saying it "is like using a hammer to pound in a screw - it looks like it might work, but using it botches the job." She further exposes the majority for "failing to respect the prerogatives" of Congress and the Executive branch. Glenn discusses why this Supreme Court opinion is an inappropriate windfall to Trump and some of his fellow insurrectionists.

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    4 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 22 minutes 17 seconds
    Supreme Court Bestows Supreme Immunity on Donald Trump

    July 1, 2024, is a dark day in American history. A captured, right-wing Supreme Court granted immunity to Donald Trump for the crimes he committed against the American people - crimes he committed to unlawfully and unconstitutionally retain the power of the presidency after losing the 2020 election.

    Now, the American people are left to be the jurors - and we will declare Trump guilty at the ballot box come Nov. 5.

    Glenn reviews the Supreme Court decision, a powerful dissent by Justice Sotomayor joined by justices Karan and Jackson, and talks about the silver lining that is STILL out there.

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    3 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 18 minutes 41 seconds
    Judge Aileen Cannon Announces She'll Revisit a Ruling by Another Judge that was Devastating to Trump

    Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon is unfit to preside over Donald Trump's criminal case in Florida. In a new piece for MSNBC - Glenn explains some of the data points that prove Judge Cannon's "impartiality might reasonably be questioned," such that the federal law mandates that she "shall disqualify herself form the case."

    As if to prove the point, The New York Times has reported that Judge Cannon "will revisit key ruling finding in Trump classified documents case."

    Special Counsel must file and litigate a motion to remove Cannon from presiding over Trump's Florida prosecution.

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    2 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 7 minutes 53 seconds
    The Supreme Court REFUSES to Delay the Start of Steve Bannon's Prison Term

    Another of Donald Trump's criminal flunkies - Steve Bannon - is now headed to prison on July 1st, given the Supreme Court has rejected his request to delay the commencement of his 4-month prison term. Bannon was convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas to testify and to provide documents about the January 6th attack on the US Capitol which was designed to keep Trump in power after he lost the 2020 presidential election. Another criminal Trump flunky, Peter Navarro, was also ordered to serve a 4-month prison term for committing the same crimes Bannon committed. But this may end up being the first of multiple prison terms for Bannon. He is pending trial in New York State court for defrauding Trump supporters out of their money with a fictitious "We Build The Wall" foundation. Recall, Bannon was indicted federally for the same fraudulent scheme, but Trump pardoned him right before he left office. .

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    1 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 15 minutes 12 seconds
    Judge Merchan Modifies Trump's New York Gag Order

    Judge Jaun Merchan modified the gag order he had placed on Donald Trump. The gag order no longer prohibits Trump from talking about witnesses and jurors in his case. However, it remains in effect to protect court staff, prosecutors and their staff, and their respective family members. Needless to say, it's concerning that the witnesses and jurors are now unprotected from Trump's reckless, dangerous, and often violence-inducing rhetoric. However, there is a silver lining. And it will come on July 11th when Judge Merchan sentences Trump for his 34 felony convictions for falsifying business records to try to steal the 2016 presidential election.

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    28 June 2024, 10:00 am
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