Author

John E. Finn

John E. Finn

John E. Finn is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Government at Wesleyan University, where he taught courses in constitutional theory and public law, as well as in cuisine and popular culture. He is the author of "Fracturing the Founding: How the Alt-Right Corrupts the Constitution," and is an internationally recognized expert on constitutional theory, the rule of law and political violence, and the First Amendment.

COMMENTARY

Trump’s acquittal is a sign of ‘constitutional rot’ – partisanship overriding principles

By: - February 15, 2021

The Senate’s decision to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial may have been a victory for Trump, but it is a clear sign that democracy in the U.S. is in poor health.