Daily Update

The White House refused to share information with multiple House committees about a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The FBI has been sued by the ACLU and the Center for Media Justice for records pertaining to the surveillance of so-called “Black Identity Extremists.” Federal courts are hampering the efforts of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reverse Obama-era policies. A group of Democratic states threatened a lawsuit against the CFPB for delaying implementation of the payday loan rule. President Trump issued an executive order requiring colleges and universities to promote “free inquiry” in order to receive federal funds. President Trump said the United States will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Nicandro Iannacci

Columbia Law School

Versus Trump: 100!

3/21/19  //  Commentary

On this week's 100th episode of Versus Trump, Charlie, Easha, and Jason offer a few quick hits and then have a discussion about the effect of litigation against the President personally and against the Administration. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Two Cheers for the Non-Unitary Executive?

3/18/19  //  Quick Reactions

Current events provide an occasion for the Court to rethink its agreement with the unitary executive theory. In fact, it’s already done so.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Versus Trump: Huawei (or China??) Versus Trump

3/14/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Charlie, Easha, and Jason discuss a new lawsuit by Huawei against various Trump Administration officials, plus they delve into international extradition law and look at the case of the company's detained CFO. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Masterpiece Cakeshop & Proof of Religious Hostility in Civil Rights Enforcement

3/14/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

The Supreme Court's decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop offers no warrant for a rampant free exercise exceptionalism, in which the normal rules of constitutional law are suspended or inverted

Joshua Matz

Publisher

Republicans['] Own Constitutional Discourse

3/12/19  //  Commentary

Democrats used to dominate constitutional discourse. Now Republicans do.

David Pozen

Columbia Law School

Gender Hypocrisy Watch

3/11/19  //  Commentary

The administration’s recent claims about gender violence and the humanitarian crisis at the border underscore the administration’s hypocrisy on issues related to gender.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law