Levey said that it’s highly unusual for courts to be involved in impeachment proceedings. However, in extreme circumstances, legal and constitutional grounds might exist, he said. “This would be an extreme example, but if the House began sending articles of impeachment to force a Senate trial once per month, at some point courts would say this is unreasonable,” Levey said. “This would be unreasonable abuse, and tying up the executive branch. It could interfere with separation of powers.”
It’s a political question. Democrats are fond of saying that Trump violates democratic norms. But, impeaching a president over disagreements with the legislative branch and playing games with the Senate over impeachment also violates norms.
The judges, as well as the California attorney general, are legitimate candidates for the high court, said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, a conservative legal group. Otherwise, he said, it’s largely just a wish list.
“Even if Congress demands Trump’s tax records, the IRS can note that Congress mandated confidentiality of tax records ... Democrats could next request records of Republican donors and leak them. Republicans in the executive branch could leak the tax documents of people behind requesting Trump’s tax documents. This could get very dangerous.”
The question arises if and when that affects a news organization with an interest in information held by a government employee who is taking gifts, potentially using that job for personal gain. “We are looking at two potential crimes. One is potential disclosure of classified information. The second is potential bribery,” Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, a nonprofit conservative legal group, told The Daily Signal. “Under bribery statutes, the Supreme Court has determined you have to prove a quid pro quo...”
"The bill to protect Mueller would not place an outright ban on presidential firing of an executive branch employee, and thus is constitutional," said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, a conservative legal group. "I really don’t see a parallel between this bill and the  tenure of office law, because it doesn’t stop Trump from firing Mueller, who is an executive branch employee," Levey told The Daily Signal. “If it did, it would be unconstitutional. Congress can set up a path for appeals..."
Senate Republicans blocked many Obama nominees, but primarily while they were in the majority, said Curt Levey, president of Committee for Justice, a conservative legal group. “Trump started out with a historically high number [of court vacancies] and attrition has added to the high vacancies. And when you can’t keep up with retirements and deaths, you get an even bigger vacancy,” Levey told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.
"If you asked any conservative attorney in this town, they would put Noel in the top five legal minds,” said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice. “Given the resistance to Trump in the federal courts, almost everything could be dealt a blow by a district court somewhere, it’s important to have someone with executive branch experience, and it’s more important than ever for not only the country but for this administration,” Levey told The Daily Signal.
Trump seems to have his eyes on the future with these nominees, said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice and a constitutional lawyer with FreedomWorks, a conservative advocacy group.
“It’s clear that the administration is looking at young nominees,” Levey told The Daily Signal. “Being an appeals court judge, if not on the short list, it puts you on the long list for the Supreme Court. … This administration seems to be making a bigger factor of age than previous administrations.”