Daily Update

President Trump cancelled his June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The FBI is working to halt a “massive, sophisticated” Russian hacking network. Civil rights groups issued searing criticism of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s claim that the law permits schools to report undocumented students to immigration enforcement. The U.S. Court of Military Commission Review froze the appeal in the 9/11 case, United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, et al., because it currently lacks a quorum. President Trump signed into law rollbacks of some Dodd-Frank regulations. The DOJ is opening a criminal investigation into bitcoin trading and potential price manipulation. Former President Obama called for stricter regulation of technology firms’ use of user data.

The Trump Administration And Immigrant Children

5/25/18  //  Quick Reactions

The news that the Trump administration lost undocumented children after placing them in the custody of minors calls to mind Azar v. Garza, the case in which the administration insists on placing minors into the custody of sponsors before the minors can obtain abortions.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Versus Trump: The Fiduciary Rule Comes And Goes

5/24/18  //  Commentary

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Charlie, and Jason discuss the Fifth Circuit's recent decision striking down the so-called "Fiduciary Rule" that would have required those who sell retirement investment products in 401(k) plans to act in the best interests of their clients. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Shielding Mueller: Thoughts on Morrison v Olson

5/23/18  //  Commentary

Identifying a major flaw in arguments that Congress can't shield Mueller

Richard Primus

University of Michigan Law School

Williams v. Louisiana And The Asymmetric Pursuit of Criminal Justice

5/23/18  //  Quick Reactions

Prosecutors recently agreed to the release of a man wrongfully convicted as a child. But not without a cost.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Legal Innocence and Federal Habeas

5/22/18  //  Commentary

A recent article shows why federal courts can and should revisit the convictions and sentences of many federal prisoners affected by Sessions v. Dimaya.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Impeaching Trump: A Database of Arguments and Analyses

5/21/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Announcing a database of articles addressing impeachment in Age of Trump

Joshua Matz