Daily Update

In an interview, President Trump said that he was not likely to sit for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. A typo in newly unsealed court documents indicates that the DOJ is indeed planning to prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The CIA concluded that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued new regulations to govern campus sexual assault cases, which will now face notice and comment. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a discovery dispute in the litigation over the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. In the wake of its loss against Jim Acosta and CNN, the White House is drafting new rules for reporter behavior, with threats to return to court if they are violated.

Nicandro Iannacci

Columbia Law School

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

New Directions For Election-Law Reform

11/19/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

It's time to consider some unfamiliar suggestions for election reform

Richard H. Pildes

NYU Law School

How Congress Can Use Its Constitutional Powers to Guarantee Voting Rights for All

11/19/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The Constitution explicitly gives Congress sweeping powers to protect the right to vote

Protecting Acosta Means Protecting Press Rights, Not Just Procedure

11/16/18  //  Quick Reactions

By Victoria Baranetsky: If we wish to protect democracy, it would be helpful for judges to more clearly articulate protections under the Press Clause

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Shifting the Burden and Striking a Balance

11/16/18  //  Commentary

It's no easy task to design effective voting rights legislation that can withstand Supreme Court review

Lisa Manheim

UW School of Law

Versus Trump: Versus Whitaker (JH solo)

11/15/18  //  Uncategorized

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason has a solo episode where he talks about a motion by Maryland contending that Matthew Whitaker was not legally appointed as Acting Attorney General. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

History Shows that Trump’s Excuses Should Not Fly in the CNN/Acosta Lawsuit

11/15/18  //  Commentary

By Jonathan Backer: President Trump is not the first American politician to retaliate against a journalist or media outlet for coverage that he does not consider favorable

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