Daily Update

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seek to leverage uncertainties in the rules for impeachment to their advantage. White House officials indicated that President Trump threatened to veto a recent spending bill if it included language requiring release of military aid to Ukraine early next year. The DHS OIG said that it found “no misconduct” by department officials in the deaths of two migrant children who died in Border Patrol custody last year. And the FISA court ordered the Justice Department to review all cases that former FBI official Kevin Clinesmith worked on.

Emily Morrow

Harvard Law School

Displaying Gender on ID—Admin Law Solutions for Con Law Problems

2/25/21  //  Commentary

By Harper Jean Tobin: In an age of photo ID and other biometrics, a sex designation is far from essential for identification purposes. It’s about the furthest thing from a unique identifier, and requires dubious judgments about what a man or woman should look like.

Harper Jean Tobin

National Center for Transgender Equality

Washington D.C.’s Second-Class Status is a Stain on Our Democracy

2/25/21  //  Commentary

Our Constitution establishes an inclusive multiracial democracy based on the equal worth and dignity of all Americans. Denying the people of Washington, D.C. a voice or representation in Congress does violence to these fundamental constitutional principles.

Covid at the Court: South Bay United Pentecostal

2/6/21  //  Quick Reactions

South Bay United Pentecostal Church confirms that the Supreme Court is on a path to abandon Employment Division v. Smith.

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Versus Trump: The End...Or The Beginning?

1/23/21  //  Commentary

Well, this is it for Versus Trump, folks. Trump ain't President anymore! He doesn't even have a twitter account. What a way to end. Charlie and Jason bring back Easha to discuss the short and long term impact of January insurrection. They then reflect on the big picture. After all, we've been podcasting about legal cases involving Trump for almost four years. What in the world happened? Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Versus Trump: The Aftermath + Interview with Joshua Matz

1/11/21  //  Commentary

On this week's Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason discuss the madness of last week and what might happen next for impeachment, cirminal charges against Trump, and more. They are then joined by Take Care publisher Joshua Matz to discuss his views on impeachment and Trump's legal legacy. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Versus Trump: The Electoral College Votes

12/26/20  //  Commentary

On this week's Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason discuss the vote of the Electoral College and the Supreme Court's unanimous rejection of Texas's longshot bid to overturn the result of the election. Happy holidays!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps