Daily Update

The Trump administration has falsely and dangerously connected immigration to terrorism in promoting policies. President Trump threatened to cut aid to Honduras unless a group of migrants fleeing violence are stopped and returned to the country. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was sent to Saudi Arabia to speak with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid ongoing concerns over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Rejecting an industry challenge, a D.C. Circuit Court judge allowed an Obama-era student loan protection for graduates of for-profit colleges to go into effect. DHS’s intelligence assessment reported that the volume of attempted cyber-attacks on election systems in 2018 has been growing, but some argue this may reflect improved reporting and sharing between governments, rather than an “uptick in activity.” President Trump criticized Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, for raising interest rates too fast, referring to the bank as his “biggest threat.”

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Mackenzie Walz

University of Michigan Law School

A Progressive Yankee in John Roberts’ Court

10/17/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Instead of seeking to restructure or undermine the Supreme Court, progressives should focus on advancing their cause through conservative arguments

Daniel Hemel

University of Chicago Law School

Advancing a Left-Liberal Jurisprudence

10/16/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Winning elections isn’t enough. Progressive majorities need to be willing to invest significant political capital in judges who are committed to a left-liberal jurisprudence.

Jon D. Michaels

UCLA School of Law

Raising Red Flags about Shelby County

10/15/18  //  Commentary

Although Shelby County had a dramatic and immediate real-world impact, its future doctrinal importance is likely minimal.

Travis Crum

University of Chicago

Why Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

10/15/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Republicans have broken the rules time and again. For Democrats not to respond in kind is to commit political suicide.

Michael Klarman

Harvard Law School

Versus Trump: N.Y. Versus Wilbur Ross

10/11/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie talk about the fight over Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's potential testimony in an important lawsuit over the census. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

A Tainting of Judicial Independence

10/8/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Kavanaugh's potential perjury means that his seat on the Court may depend on continuing Republican control in Congress. This is plainly inconsistent with any account of judicial independence.

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago Law School

Aziz Huq

University of Chicago Law School