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Prof. Henry Chambers Esq.

Self Description

September 2016: "Professor Henry L. Chambers, Jr., teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law, law and religion, employment discrimination, evidence, and sexual harassment. His scholarship has appeared in the Journal of Law and Religion, Maryland Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Georgia Law Review, and Alabama Law Review, among other venues. Professor Chambers has been a member of the American Law Institute since 2002 and is active in the Virginia State Bar, including serving as chair of its Section on the Education of Lawyers from 2007-2009. Professor Chambers has served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2011. He also frequently lectures on constitutional law through the We The People program, which provides civic education instruction to school teachers and the public."

Third-Party Descriptions

September 2016: 'I asked professor Henry Chambers, who teaches law at the University of Richmond and specializes in anti-corruption law, if that was correct. Via email he suggested that it was: “Shutting down an investigation has to be an ‘official act,’ even under the new standard. If Bondi decided to shut down the investigation because Trump gave her a campaign donation, it looks like a clear Hobbs Act violation of which both Bondi and Trump would be guilty.” Chambers adds that Bondi’s claim that her subordinates made all the decisions is similarly dubious: “The knock on the McDonnell prosecution is that he did not do much for Williams (though I think he did enough). Surely declining to prosecute is an official act that qualifies as doing plenty for Trump. Indeed, I could be convinced that it is an official act even if Bondi merely rubber-stamped a decision by a subordinate.”'


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Organization Executive (past or present) Commonwealth of Virginia (State Government) Organization Sep 8, 2016
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) University of Richmond Organization Sep 8, 2016

Articles and Resources

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Sep 08, 2016 Why Donald Trump and Pam Bondi Probably Won’t Face a Corruption Investigation: The Supreme Court’s McDonnell decision seems to have put a chill on prosecutors.

QUOTE: Why is a charity giving money to aid a pol with whom the foundation’s head has pending legal business?....Reading through the court’s language in McDonnell, the easier hurdle is “official acts.” The justices were not certain that McDonnell’s various phone calls and luncheons represented official acts...