In the past week, many supporters of former President Trump have made an argument in his defense that his indictment violates the norm against prosecuting former presidents. There is no such norm, and there never was.PwnAllTheThings is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a subscriber.
This is brilliant, the most comprehensive analysis of the notion of norms I've encountered. Those who make claims regarding the legal system v. a former president are not likely even to ask themselves what they mean when they talk about norms and precedents. It's all borrowed speech, empty of valid content. Thank you for this. You help me feel sane.