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Ric Simmons

Professor Ric Simmons interviewed for 10TV story discussing Rudy Giuliani investigation

An expert in the area of criminal law and procedure, Professor Ric Simmons was recently interviewed by 10TV in Columbus to discuss the FBI’s investigation into Rudy Giuliani. His full appearance can be seen below.

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Professor Ric Simmons quoted in multiple outlets discussing Derek Chauvin verdict

An expert in the area of criminal law and procedure, Professor Ric Simmons was recently quoted in a number of articles discussing the outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial, including pieces by Politifact and The Conversation. “The vast majority of […]

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Professor Ric Simmons quoted in ABC6 article concerning shooting at St. Ann’s Hospital

Professor Ric Simmons, an expert in the area of criminal law and procedure, was recently quoted in an article by ABC6 Columbus titled, “Legal expert shares insight on how body-cam video of St. Ann’s shooting could be reviewed.” “You are […]

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Professor Ric Simmons quoted in Reuters article discussing grand jury disclosures

An expert in the area of criminal law and procedure, Professor Ric Simmons was recently quoted in an article by Reuters titled, “Letitia James sets bold precedent by obtaining grand jury disclosures.” “I haven’t linked the progressive prosecutor movement to […]

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Professor Ric Simmons quoted in Vice article discussing President Trump’s potential liability for U.S. Capitol riots

Professor Ric Simmons, an expert in the area of election law, was recently quoted in an article by Vice titled, “Will Biden’s Justice Department Charge Trump Over the Capitol Riot?” “I don’t think it is feasible to charge Trump for […]

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Professor Ric Simmons quoted in The Hill discussing Breonna Taylor case

An expert in criminal law and procedure, Professor Ric Simmons was recently interviewed for a piece in The Hill titled, “Breonna Taylor grand juror remarks underscore system unfairness, say critics.” “Police use-of-force cases are by far the most common when […]

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Professor Ric Simmons creates interactive website for voting in state supreme court elections

In September of 2020, Professor Ric Simmons launched ChooseYourJudges.org, an interactive website designed to educate voters on who to vote for in judicial elections based on the voters’ personal viewpoints.

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Witness list revealed in Husel murder case

Professor Ric Simmons was recently interviewed by the local NBC4 station after it was revealed that 25 people were on the witness list in the Dr. William Husel murder case. Husel, who formerly worked for the Mount Carmel Health System, […]

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A look at whether Robert Mueller broke the rules for special counsels

Professor Ric Simmons was recently quoted in an article by Politifact titled, “A look at whether Robert Mueller broke the rules for special counsels.”

“Mueller was offering evidence that could be used if the attorney general did in fact decide to charge him,” he said. “Not only is that not barred, it is precisely the kind of evidence that Mueller would be expected to bring to give proper advice to the attorney general.”

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Mueller says charging Trump would’ve been unconstitutional. These scholars beg to differ

Professor Ric Simmons was recently quoted in a Vice News article titled, “Mueller says charging Trump would’ve been unconstitutional. These scholars beg to differ.”

“There’s nothing in the Constitution that says directly that a president can’t be indicted. I think Mueller’s hands were tied. But there’s another question: Is the memo correct? I think it’s not.”

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Does the Mueller report exonerate Trump? I asked 12 legal experts

Professor Ric Simmons was featured in an article by Vox titled, Does the Mueller report exonerate Trump? I asked 12 legal experts. “After reading the full report, it is much harder to understand why Mueller determined that there was insufficient evidence […]

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Martha Stewart to Donald Trump: Can there be obstruction of justice with no underlying crime?

“[It is] technically possible, but the legal and practical challenges in winning such an obstruction case would be great,” Simmons said. “A prosecutor would have to prove that the president believed there was a collusion case ‘contemplated’ against him even when he did not engage in collusion. That is theoretically possible, but hard to prove to a jury.”

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