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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)

April 8, 2024 2:46 am

A Guide to the Trump Hush-Money Trial

Sex, lies, and videotape—what you need to know about Alvin Bragg’s case.
Philip Rotner
March 28, 2024 3:52 am

Here’s What It Would Look Like to Remove Judge Cannon

Plus: The actions she could take if she were determined to kill off the classified documents case against Donald Trump.
Philip Rotner
March 19, 2024 7:29 pm

One Cut at a Time: Judge Cannon Is Trying to Kill the Trump Documents Case

Her latest order once again shows she’s Trump last and perhaps only line of defense.
Philip Rotner
March 15, 2024 1:48 pm

It’s Time for Jack Smith to Seek Judge Cannon’s Removal from the Classified Documents Case

Take a closer look at her latest ruling.
Philip Rotner
March 13, 2024 6:32 pm

Judge McAfee’s Dismissal of Three Charges Against Trump Changes Nothing

The vast majority of the Fulton County indictment of Trump—including the biggie, the RICO charge—is intact.
Philip Rotner
March 4, 2024 2:08 am

In Trump Immunity Case, SCOTUS Poised to Undermine Itself

The justices apparently want to define presidential immunity—but in moving at a snail’s pace, they are effectively preventing Trump from…
Philip Rotner
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