Pamela Karlan: The President Can Name His Son "Barron" But That Doesn't Make Him A Baron | Video | RealClearPolitics

Pamela Karlan: The President Can Name His Son "Barron" But That Doesn't Make Him A Baron

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Standford law professor Pamela Karlan raged against the president's assertion of broad executive powers and privileges during Wednesday's hearing on the Constitutionality of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, saying: "Contrary to what President Trump says, Article Two does not give him the power to do anything he wants."

"The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he cannot make him a baron," she quipped, as an example differentiating between the presidency and a king.

During questioning from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee about "Kings, that the framers were afraid of, and the president's conduct today," Karlan said: "Kings could do no wrong because the King's word was law."



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