Daily Update

In litigation over the revised travel ban, the Supreme Court stayed portions of Judge Watson’s order granting relief to refugees, but declined to block relief concerning relatives. President Trump regrets appointing Attorney General Jeff Sessions given Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Jared Kushner will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on ties to Russia. President Trump is working to transform the judiciary.

Note to President Trump: You Already Own It

7/20/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

President Trump owns any of the "Obamacare failure" he says will happen.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

Versus Trump: Versus Kobach

7/20/17  //  Commentary

On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, we discuss the litigation against the newly-created Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, that has Kansas Secretary of State—and repeat defendant in voting rights litigation—Kris Kobach as its now-infamous Vice Chair. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

A New Front in the Emolument Wars

7/20/17  //  Commentary

If the people of this nation want a president who acts unclouded by private financial benefits, they must step up and insist that their officials not pay illegal emoluments to Trump in the first place

Joshua Matz


The Supreme Court’s Travel Ban

7/19/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

The Supreme Court is now a co-owner and co-author of the travel ban. That grows truer every time it tinkers with minutiae of this cruel, unjustified policy. And with that position comes major institutional risk to the Supreme Court’s public legitimacy.

Joshua Matz


Litigating the Supreme Court’s Entry Ban Opinion: What’s the Required Connection?

7/19/17  //  Commentary

All of the briefs are now in on the government’s motion to the Supreme Court for clarification of its order in Trump v. Hawaii.

Marty Lederman

Georgetown Law

How to Destabilize Insurance Markets Without Really Trying

7/18/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

The health care sharing ministry amendment is just one example of a seemingly innocuous provision that could have significant effects overall. Senators should pay attention.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School