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John C. Eastman
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Eastman in 2013
Born
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.[1]
EducationUniversity of Dallas (BA)
University of Chicago (JD)
Claremont Graduate School (PhD)
Political partyRepublican
SpouseElizabeth Eastman

John Charles Eastman is an American lawyer who is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the conservative think tank Claremont Institute.[2][3] He is a former professor and dean at the Chapman University School of Law.[4] He ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for California's 34th congressional district in 1990, and for the office of California Attorney General in 2010.[2][5] He is a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

During the 2020 United States presidential campaign, Eastman wrote a controversial op-ed in August 2020 that falsely suggested the then-presumed Democratic nominee for U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris was not an American citizen and thus not legally eligible for the position.[6][7][8] Eastman was a key participant in the subsequent attempts to overturn the election;[9][10][11][12] during President Donald Trump's last efforts before the certification of Joe Biden's Electoral College victory, Eastman incorrectly told Vice President Mike Pence in an Oval Office meeting, on January 5, 2021, that Pence had the constitutional authority to block the certification.[13][14] Pence did not accept Eastman's argument. Eastman also sent to Republican senator Mike Lee a six-point plan of action for Pence to throw out the electors from seven states to keep Trump in power, which Lee rejected.[15] On January 6, 2021, Eastman presented a speech at the White House Trump rally that preceded the 2021 United States Capitol attack. Eastman subsequently implored Vice President Pence to violate the Electoral Count Act to delay certification of the election,[16] via Pence's legal counsel Greg Jacob, who responded by calling Eastman a "serpent in the ear of the president of the United States".[17] On January 13, 2021, Eastman retired from the Chapman University faculty after the controversy created by his having spoken at the Trump rally.[18][19] On March 28, 2022, federal judge David O. Carter found Eastman, along with Trump, was more likely than not to have "dishonestly conspired to obstruct the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021".[20][21]

  1. ^ Buncombe, Andrew (June 16, 2022). "Who is 'Coup Memo' author John Eastman and what role did he play in pushing Trump's plan to derail democracy?". Yahoo! News. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Dr. John Eastman". Faculty Profile. Chapman University. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  3. ^ "John C. Eastman". Conference on World Affairs. November 28, 2018. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  4. ^ Sani, Jasmin (December 10, 2020). "'This is not who we are': Chapman law professor represents Trump in Supreme Court". The Panther Newspaper.
  5. ^ "John Eastman for Attorney General". eastmanforag.com. Archived from the original on August 1, 2021. Retrieved June 22, 2022.
  6. ^ DeBolt, David (August 18, 2020). "Here's Kamala Harris' birth certificate. Scholars say there's no VP eligibility debate". The Mercury News. Retrieved November 4, 2020. Legal experts say her eligibility was never up for debate, but they reluctantly weighed in after conservative attorney John C. Eastman published an opinion piece in Newsweek sowing doubt because Harris' parents were immigrants. He used a widely discredited legal argument that the U.S. Constitution doesn't grant birthright citizenship.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Stern, Mark Joseph (August 14, 2020). "The White Supremacist "Scholars" Pushing the Kamala Harris Birther Lie". Slate. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  8. ^ "Newsweek apologizes for op-ed questioning Harris eligibility". Associated Press. August 15, 2020. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  9. ^ Alemany, Jacqueline; Brown, Emma; Hamburger, Tom; Swaine, Jon (October 23, 2021). "Ahead of Jan. 6, Willard hotel in downtown D.C. was a Trump team 'command center' for effort to deny Biden the presidency". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved October 24, 2021.
  10. ^ Dawsey, Josh; Alemany, Jacqueline; Swaine, Jon; Brown, Emma (October 29, 2021). "During Jan. 6 riot, Trump attorney told Pence team the vice president's inaction caused attack on Capitol". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  11. ^ Kaczynski, Andrew; Steck, Em (October 30, 2021). "Trump lawyer John Eastman said 'courage and the spine' would help Pence send election to the House in comments before January 6". CNN. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  12. ^ Broadwater, Luke (October 30, 2021). "Trump Lawyer Blamed Pence for Violence as Rioters Stormed Capitol - John Eastman, the author of a memo that some in both parties liken to a blueprint for a coup, sent a hostile email to the vice president's chief counsel as the mob attacked". The New York Times. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  13. ^ Stracqualursi, Veronica (October 30, 2021). "Washington Post: Trump lawyer John Eastman blamed Pence for January 6 violence by refusing to block 2020 election certification". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 30, 2021 – via CNN.
  14. ^ Blake, Aaron (October 30, 2021). "The most shocking new revelation about John Eastman - He and Trump were not just pressing forward despite the mob; they apparently were trying to leverage it". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  15. ^ Gangel, Jamie; Herb, Jeremy (September 20, 2021). "Memo shows Trump lawyer's six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election". CNN. Retrieved September 20, 2021.
  16. ^ "UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN DIVISION JOHN C. EASTMAN Plaintiff, vs. BENNIE G. THOMPSON, et al., Defendants. Exhibit N" (PDF). March 2, 2022. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  17. ^ Cheney, Kyle (March 11, 2022). "How Pence used 43 words to shut down Trump allies' election subversion on Jan. 6". Politico. Retrieved June 9, 2022. When Pence refused to entertain the alternate electors during Congress' session certifying Biden as the next president, Trump supporters encroaching on the Capitol became furious. Within an hour, hundreds had breached the building, with some chanting 'hang Mike Pence.' ... Amid the chaos, Eastman exchanged tense emails with Jacob. Pence's counsel accused Eastman, in one remarkably blunt missive, of being 'a serpent in the ear of the president of the United States.'
  18. ^ Agrawal, Nina; Ormsmeth, Matthew (January 14, 2021). "Chapman professor will retire after uproar over his speaking at Trump rally". Los Angeles Times.
  19. ^ Sloan, Karen (January 14, 2021). "Law Prof Who Spoke at White House Rally Abruptly Retires Amid Calls for His Firing". Law.com. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  20. ^ Broadwater, Luke; Feuer, Alan; Haberman, Maggie (March 28, 2022). "Federal Judge Finds Trump Most Likely Committed Crimes Over 2020 Election". The New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  21. ^ Polantz, Katelyn (March 22, 2022). "Judge: 'More likely than not' that Trump 'corruptly attempted' to block Congress from counting votes on January 6". CNN. Retrieved March 22, 2022.

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