Prof. Kitrosser Quoted by USA Today, Associated Press on Pelosi Speech-Shredding

Professor Kitrosser is quoted in an article in USA Today on GOP claims that Nancy Pelosi broke the law by tearing up her copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address. Kitrosser called the claim “crazy,” and elaborated that the laws cited by Trump and others were “designed to prevent the president and his advisers from shielding documentary information from public view,” and do not apply to “printouts or widely circulated documents“ like copies of the State of the Union.

Professor Kitrosser is quoted to similar effect by the Associated Press. In the Associated Press story, she also notes that acts of expressive disagreement with Trump’s speech are protected by the First Amendment “and in Pelosi’s case, under the speech and debate clause of the Constitution.”