Daily Update

The Supreme Court granted the DOJ’s request to lift lower court injunctions blocking the implementation of the transgender military ban, allowing the ban to go into effect. The Court also chose not to take action on the DOJ’s request to review DACA, which may have consequences for government shutdown negotiations. President Trump’s new policy cutting funding for congressional travel during the shutdown may violate federal law and may hinder Congress’ ability to oversee foreign affairs. The President admitted via Twitter that he told Press Secretary Sarah Sanders “not to bother” with press briefings because of the media’s rude and inaccurate coverage. Modifications to the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program proposed by HHS and CMS will negatively impact participants with HIV.

Mackenzie Walz

University of Michigan Law School

Another Attempt To Defend the ACA Against Trump Administration Attacks

1/23/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

As part of Trump's relentless war on the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Labor passed a rule designed to gut key protections. Now it's been sued. Here's what you need to know.

Take Care

Immigration Lies And The Supreme Court

1/23/19  //  Commentary

A recently leaked document highlights the perils of government lawyering on behalf of the Trump administration.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Prosecuting the President and the Importance of Information

1/18/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

It's vital for the public to understand why we have a special prosecutor and how to ensure he's free to complete his work

Lisa Manehim

University of Washington

Special Prosecutors and the Structure of Office-Holding

1/18/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Trump can't control Mueller directly. He must instead act through the Attorney General. That's a very important restriction.

Zachary Price

U.C. Hastings College of the Law

Versus Trump: Secret Subpoenas, A New AG, and Live Listener Feedback

1/17/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Charlie, Jason, and Easha hit three topics: the mysterious case of the subpoena to a foreign corporation that may be related to the Mueller investigation; the nomination of William Barr as Attorney General; and the temporal nature of an emergency, as prompted by live listener feedback. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

In the End, What Should a Special Prosecutor Do?

1/17/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Should a special prosecutor indict a sitting president?

Deborah Pearlstein

Cardozo Law School