116: Laurence Tribe: The Physics of IMPEACHMENT & The Curvature of Constitutional Space
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Laurence Tribe Is an American legal scholar who is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at the Harvard Law School of Harvard University. We are discussing the impeachment of Donald Trump and unique aspects of the constitution that have a mathematical connection.

Tribe is a constitutional law scholar and co-founder of the American Constitution Society. He is the author of To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment.

The influence of Euclid on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution was profound. The founding fathers were versed in the mathematical principles of the Elements, and used geometric proofs in the drafting of many provisions of the Constitution, as well as on money and measurements.

It’s no surprise that you’d look up Euclid in relation to the U.S. Constitution. Thankfully, there’s an easy way for you to see the connection and read about it in this fantastic blog post from this piece in Nautilus.

You can find a copy of Larry’s fascinating paper, helped out by a young research assistant named ‘Barack Obama’, here.The Curvature of Constitutional Space_What Lawyers Can Learn From Modern Physics_103 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (1989): https://blog.bkeating.ucsd.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2021/02/The-Curvature-of-Constitutional-Space_What-Lawyers-Can-Learn-From-Modern-Physics_103-Harv.-L.-Rev.-1-1989.pdf

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