A forthcoming draft paper in the Harvard Law Review takes up the question.
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Senator Graham’s Proposed Return to the Independent Counsel Statute and the Problem of Impeachment Anxiety Syndrome
Legislation to limit the president’s capacity to fire the special counsel is a bad idea.
Congress and Counterintelligence: The Unique Vulnerabilities of the U.S. Congress to Malign Foreign Influence
The United States needs more than the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) to ensure that our legislators and their staffers are transparent about their contacts with foreign actors who may be seeking to exert influence.
Inspecting anti-virus source code is probably not enough to make Kaspersky products a safe tool for Congress.
A pretty remarkable development in today's House Appropriations markup on the Defense Appopriations bill. For many years, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) has been putting forward amendments intended to repeal or sunset the 2001 AUMF. They normally do not go anywhere. This morning she moved one that would terminate the 2001 AUMF in 240 days, and lo-and-behold the majority went along with it. It passed with only Kay Granger (R-TX) opposing.
This year will likely see Congress continuing to write Public Law provisions creating secret law at an historically high tempo.
Congress must fight foreign interference in U.S. elections. Changes to how the government handles foreign agents and lobbyists are essential steps toward doing so.
Contrary to received wisdom about congressional skepticism regarding international law, recent events reveal that Congress is stepping up to embrace it.
Congress can and should insist that the Taiwan Relations Act remains the guiding framework for U.S. policy toward Taiwan.