SOURCE: Washington Post
Aaron Burr: The Highest Ranking US Official to be Charged with Treason – So Far?
For most people, attempting to hijack a presidential election and killing the first Treasury Secretary in a duel would be capstones to a career of infamy. Not Aaron Burr.
SOURCE: The Guardian
How to Make Jim Jordan Talk about January 6? Ask Jefferson Davis
by Sidney Blumenthal
Jefferson Davis compelled the testimony of his Senate colleague William Seward about whether he had prior knowledge of John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry. Rep. There's no reason why Jim Jordan shouldn't be likewise made to answer questions.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Did Trump and His Supporters Commit Treason?
Carlton F.W. Larson has studied the legal history of treason. Until January 6, he argued that critics of Donald Trump were off base in leveling that charge.
Treason, the Death Penalty, and American Identity
by Carlton F.W. Larson
The only capital sentence for treason carried out under United States law shows the way that racism is embedded in the idea of national belonging.
SOURCE: The Conversation
‘Treason’ is now a popular word
by Robert A. Sedler
Here’s what it really means.
Did Trump Commit Treason at Putin Meeting?
Here's what lawyers say.
What America Keeps Forgetting About Robert E. Lee
by John Reeves
He was accused of treason. Only the hunger for reconciliation saved him.
SOURCE: Trib Live
Trump, treason and the Whiskey Rebellion: a history lesson in law and Western Pennsylvania
What is treason?
SOURCE: National Constitution Center
Can a Vice President be charged with a crime while in office?
Aaron Burr was. But presidents can't be.
SOURCE: Daily Beast
Trump Gets the Rosenbergs All Wrong
by Ron Radosh
They weren't guilty of treason. (But they were found guilty of espionage.)
When We’re Betrayed We Call It Treason
by Brian F. Carso
But for all its hyperbole and incendiary color, talk of treason is primarily a rhetorical shorthand that conjures deep-seated feelings of loyalty, national identity, and trust.
What Donald Trump Jr. did was wrong and maybe illegal. But it wasn’t treason.
by Dylan Matthews
Treason is a very specific crime with a definition set forth in the Constitution that Trump Jr’s conduct doesn’t come close to meeting, for one simple reason: The US is not at war with Russia.
Is It Possible Trump and Some of His Associates Are Guilty of Treason?
by Greg Bailey
It certainly appears he’s been giving “aid and comfort” to our enemies.
SOURCE: Common Dreams
Douglas Brinkley says there’s a "smell of treason in the air"
"This is the most failed first 100 days of any president.”
When is Dissent Treason?
by Terri Diane Halperin
It’s a question we’ve been asking since the birth of the Republic.
Snowden: To Kill or Not to Kill
by Richard Rashke
Trump has called for Snowden’s assassination. But would it be legal?
Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg? No. Apologize for Her Execution? Yes.
by Lori Clune
In imposing the death penalty that federal officials committed a cruel and unjust act, no matter her guilt as an aware spectator of her husband's spying.
Serb Court Voids Treason Conviction Of WWII General
For decades, Mihailovic's fate has fueled divisions in Serbia, where many see him as a political martyr.
What You Didn't Know About Francis Scott Key
by Steve Vogel
The man who wrote the Star Spangled Banner opposed the war his song celebrates.
Pakistan intends to charge Musharraf with treason
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday that his newly installed government intends to press treason charges against the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, setting up a potential clash with Pakistan’s powerful military.In a speech to Parliament on Monday that was sharply critical of the military, Mr. Sharif said that Mr. Musharraf had to answer for his acts during his years in power, comments that drew loud applause from Mr. Sharif’s supporters.But the government has stopped short of pressing formal charges against Mr. Musharraf because Mr. Sharif says he wants to first consult with the country’s other political parties.The treason case against Mr. Musharraf is pending in the Supreme Court, and charges have also been pressed in four other cases relating to Mr. Musharraf’s rule from 1999 to 2008. He has remained under house arrest at his villa outside Islamabad since April, shortly after his return from years of exile abroad....
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