Daily Update

The House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill on Thursday, which will head to the Senate before Friday’s shutdown deadline. Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster will resign as National Security Adviser and be replaced by John Bolton. President Trump announced $60 billion of annual tariffs on Chinese imports as partial punishment for alleged unfair business practices, including co-opting American technology. The House Judiciary Committee reportedly will subpoena the Department of Justice to obtain documents related to the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. John Dowd, President Trump’s lawyer primarily responsible for responding to special counsel Mueller’s investigation, resigned on Thursday.

Kate Berry

Columbia Law School

Sorry, Sessions: You Probably Can't Put Drug "Kingpins" to Death

3/23/18  //  Quick Reactions

Federal prosecutors who seek the death penalty in cases where no death results are inviting a constitutional challenge they’re likely to lose.

Versus Trump: Can The Government Execute Drug Dealers?

3/22/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha and Charlie take a quick gander at Donald Trump's proposal to seek the death penalty for drug dealers. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Is Marriage a Fundamental Right 'in Equal Protection'

3/22/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Would it be unconstitutional for a state to abolish marriage as a legal status for everyone?

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

A Different Take On The New Cert Petition In Williams v. Louisiana

3/20/18  //  Quick Reactions

There's another reason the Court should take a close look at the cert petition in Williams v. Louisiana.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Is Congress a Watchdog Asleep on the Job?

3/20/18  //  Commentary

By Former Republican Congressmen Tom Coleman and Mickey Edwards

Take Care

Even If McCabe Committed Wrongdoing, He Was Likely Fired for 'This Russia Thing'

3/20/18  //  Commentary

The firing of James Comey closely parallels McCabe's firing

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School