By Carolyn Classen, blogger
“After an engaging and informative presentation to Democrats of Greater Tucson in August, attorney Robert J. McWhirter makes a return visit to the bluest county in Arizona.
As Trump claims to “make America great again,” he finds himself repeatedly bumping up against the greatest charter of government on earth: The United States Constitution. Robert’s topics include:
- Trump and the Electoral College
- Trump and Presidential powers
- The 6th Amendment (Trump Gets Another New Lawyer, Again?)
Mcwhirter, who practices in Phoenix, is an award-winning, internationally recognized speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of The Bill of Rights. See his book An Illuminated History of The Bill of Rights.
He is a certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first-chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court.
Fluent in Spanish, McWhirter has extensively taught comparative criminal procedure and trial advocacy in Latin America. In 2010-11, he served in El Salvador, administering an $11 million USAID project to reform the justice system, overseeing programs and training for the Salvadoran courts, police, prosecutors, and public defenders.
McWhirter’s previously published book, The Criminal Lawyer’s Guide To Immigration Law: Questions and Answers (ABA, 2006), was extensively quoted in 2010 by Justice Alito in Padilla vs. Kentucky. Mr. McWhirter is currently in private practice doing criminal defense.
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Carolyn’s note: McWhirter ran for Maricopa County Attorney in August 2020 Democratic primary, and came in 3rd (17.8%) in 3 way race. Since this event is being posted before the General Election of 2020 (Nov. 3), I wonder if Republican Donald Trump will be re-elected President by Nov. 30. Update: Former VP Joe Biden (D) was elected with 306 electoral votes vs. President Trump at 232 votes, but the President has not conceded to date. I’m sure McWhirter will reveal more about this on Nov. 30th.