Jonathan Oberman, a professor who trains public defenders at Cardozo Law School, also scoffs at Vance’s reasoning. “There are conflicting stories from a witness?” he says. “Okay — then just apply the same standard to poor and low-income people and let them derive the same benefit.”
April 23, 2018 - The Atlantic's Adam Serwer writes on legislation sponsored by republican and democratic senators that would make federal law of Justice Department regulations stating that the special counsel can only be fired for "good cause." The article states that some constitutional law scholars don't think there are enough votes on the Supreme Court to uphold it as law if it were to pass both chambers. However, Professor Deborah Pearlstein disagrees.
“I think it is a mistake to assume that views Supreme Court justices express in the abstract necessarily predict what they will do when confronted with the facts of a particular case. A great many lawyers in this country, on the right and the left, read the papers every day and are deeply concerned that the special-counsel process be allowed to continue, in order to uphold the principle that no one, not even the president, is above the law. The justices read the papers, too.”