In light of HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes's behavior yesterday, it is worth briefly reviewing the need for the new select committee, as well as our arguments as to why a select committee has advantages over an independent bipartisan commission—the model preferred by many Trump critics.
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In the normal course of events, the announcement by DHS that it would ban large electronic devices from direct flights originating at ten airports in the Middle East would excite a great deal of comment. Technologists would speculate as to the nature of the potential new bomb threat. Intelligence-types would be curious as to the provenance of the intelligence -- was it SIGINT or HUMINT? Law and policy folk would ask about the legal underpinnings and deba
As we face an unexpected onslaught against liberal democracy, Congress must step up and do its part to protect the American experiment and the international order.
The pessimist might predict that Trump's presidency will only embolden Xi Jinping to centralize power even more dramatically, but there are good reasons to feel more optimistic about a number of other issues, ranging from economic reform to public sentiment.
Is there an unexpressed legal principle functionally at work in the judicial response to Trump: that the President is a crazy person whose oath of office judges simply don’t trust and to whom, therefore, a whole lot of normal rules of judicial conduct do not apply?
The last in a four-part series geared toward clarifying the legal and policy confusion still engulfing Trump’s sanctuary cities executive order.
Josh Blackman analyzes how President Trump's new immigration order fares under the Establishment Clause.
Part III in a four-part series that addresses the confusion around sanctuary cities.
Part II of a four-part series that sets out to clarify the continuing confusion around sanctuary cities.
Sanctuary 101, Part I: What Trump’s Executive Order Doesn’t Do, Cannot Do, and Has Little To Do With
A month after President Trump issued his January 25, 2017 executive order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” there remains a great deal of confusion: about what qualifies as a “sanctuary jurisdiction,” about the order’s effects on those jurisdictions, and about whether Trump’s effort to pull their federal funding by unilat