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Law’s Jonathan Entin and Jonathan Adler examine Jim Jordan’s attempt at passing legislation

Why Jim Jordan can’t pass legislation to stop local prosecutions of ex-presidents like Donald Trump
cleveland.comJonathan Entin, the David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and adjunct professor of political science, and Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, noted that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan won’t get very far in his effort to pass legislation that would block “politically motivated” prosecutions of current and former presidents like Donald Trump. “Our federal government is one of limited and enumerated powers,” said Adler. “Congress doesn’t get to enact a law because it thinks there needs to be a law. It has to be within the enumerated powers of the federal government and not intrude on state sovereignty.”