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Thirteen people were killed and over eighty injured when a suspected terrorist drove a van through a crowd of tourists in Barcelona. President Trump, in response, tweeted that Americans should study what “General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught,” a reference to a false story about an American general who dipped bullets in pigs’ blood and used them to kill unarmed prisoners of war. Three days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched on Charlottesville, VA, killing one and injuring many others, President Trump tweeted that removing “beautiful” confederate statues was “foolish,” and that doing so would risk our country’s “history and culture.” Meanwhile, President Trump’s personal attorney, John Dowd, forwarded an email claiming that there is “literally no difference” between Robert E. Lee and George Washington.

Vending Machines and Websites - A False Equivalency

8/18/17  //  Commentary

A DOJ ADA brief on Coca Cola vending machines is being touted as a change in position on websites. Except it's not.

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

Versus Trump: The Voting Wars (Interview With Marc Elias)

8/17/17  //  Commentary

On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, we have an interview about voting laws and litigation with former Hillary for America General Counsel and current voting rights superlawyer Marc Elias. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Easha Anand

San Francisco

What's the Difference Between Confederate Leaders and Slave-owning Founding Fathers?

8/17/17  //  Commentary

We honor Washington and Jefferson despite the fact that they owned slaves, whereas memorials to the likes of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson honor them because they fought for a secessionist movement that had the preservation of slavery as its organizing principle.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

The Plaintiffs in CREW v. Trump Deserve To Have Their Claims Heard

8/14/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

Our amicus brief explains why the Justice Department’s jurisdictional arguments miss the mark

Daniel Hemel

University of Chicago Law School

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Trump and North Korea: Where's Congress?

8/13/17  //  Commentary

Guest poster Eric Segall argues that Congress must act now to ensure that the President does not unilaterally commit an act of war without Congressional consent.

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