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Philip Rotner

Philip Rotner is a columnist whose articles appear in national publications and on his website, Philip is an attorney who has practiced for over 40 years, both in private practice and as the general counsel of a global professional services firm.  Philip’s views are his own, and do not reflect the views of any organization with which he has been associated.

Articles by Philip Rotner (page 1)

August 16, 2023 5:32 am

The Beating Heart of the Georgia Indictment

The fake elector scheme is exposed as not a contingency plan but an action plan.
Philip Rotner
August 3, 2023 5:31 am

Coup Indictment: Here’s Why Trump’s Usual Defenses Won’t Work

They’re not suited for these charges or circumstances.
Philip Rotner
June 21, 2023 5:32 am

Scoring Trump, Biden, and Hillary on Handling Classified Documents

Or: Taking whataboutism seriously.
Philip Rotner
June 6, 2023 5:31 am

Here’s Why Trump’s “Declassification” Defense Falls Apart

Can a president declassify documents merely by having them loaded onto a moving truck? And does it really matter for…
Philip Rotner
April 11, 2023 5:30 am

Sorry Doubters, But Bragg Was Right to Indict Trump

No, the case isn’t too weak. No, it’s not too politically explosive. And no, Bragg should not have waited for…
Philip Rotner
December 26, 2022 3:42 am

What the Jan. 6th Report Says About the Fake Electors Scheme

“Freaking Trump idiots want someone to fly original elector papers to the senate President.”
Philip Rotner
December 12, 2022 5:30 am

It’s Time to Indict Donald Trump

A chronology of the Mar-a-Lago documents scandal.
Philip Rotner
December 7, 2022 5:30 am

Verdict: Trump’s Company Guilty of Fraud, Financial Crimes

The legal contortions by the lawyers for the Trump Organization didn’t do them much good.
Philip Rotner
December 6, 2022 5:30 am

Will the Supreme Court Go Narrow or Broad in Ruling on Free Speech vs. Equal Protection?

Several possible outcomes suggested in Monday’s oral arguments in the case of a Colorado graphic designer who won’t work on…
Philip Rotner
November 30, 2022 11:54 am

Here’s Why This Seditious Conspiracy Verdict Matters

The guilty verdict for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes is important as a matter of justice—but it also sends a…
Philip Rotner