Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
Prosecuting a President Is Divisive and Sometimes Destabilizing – Here’s Why Many Countries Do It Anyway
Both sweeping immunity and overzealous prosecutions of former leaders can undermine democracy. But such prosecutions pose different risks for older democracies like the U.S. than in younger ones.
- Victor Menaldo, James D. Long and Morgan Wack, The Conversation
Prosecuting Trump Would Inevitably Be Political – and Other Countries Have Had Mixed Success in Holding Ex-Presidents Accountable
Criminal charges against former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot could spark political consequences – not only for Trump, but for U.S. democracy.
- James D. Long, Morgan Wack and Victor Menaldo, The Conversation
Scholars of democracy say the real threat to the nation will come after Trump leaves office.
- James D. Long and Victor Menaldo