//  4/13/17  //  Uncategorized

Take Care was launched to provide insightful, accessible, and timely analysis of developments during the Trump Administration, with the goal of helping to ensure the rule of law and the exercise of executive power faithful to the Constitution.

This Friday, sixteen of the nation’s foremost experts in constitutional law and practice will gather in that same spirit for a symposium co-sponsored by the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, the Indiana Law Journal, and the American Constitution Society:

“The Future of the U.S. Constitution”

Friday, April 14th, 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
IU Maurer School of Law, Moot Court Room, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN

Open to the public. Livestreaming at youtube.com/iumaurerlaw.

Full schedule and speaker list here

From immigration bans to a Supreme Court nomination to issues of economic inequality to the ongoing debates over reproductive and Second Amendment rights, our nation is at an important point in history.  Constitutional experts will discuss the great constitutional challenges of our time, both in the immediate context of the Trump presidency and beyond:

  • 9:15 - 10:45:  The Nativist Turn: Immigrants, Communities of Color, and Courts in the Era of Trump (Topics include: Muslim travel bans, deportations, “sanctuary” cities, hate crimes, policing, presidential power, education)
  • 11:00 - 12:30:  Fault Lines in Our Constitutional Structure (Topics include: confirmations & the courts, elections, political polarization, congressional dysfunction, conflicts of interest)
  • 1:45 - 3:30:  Economic Inequality and Plutocracy (Topics include: shrinking middle class, wealth concentration, working poor, money in politics, democracy in crisis)
  • 3:45 - 5:15:  The Hot-Button Constitution: Examining the Issues That Divide Us in Both Law and Politics (Topics include: voting rights, reproductive justice, guns, poverty & wealth, political mobilization, social movements)

All participants are posting short thought pieces at ACSblog and ILJ, available here.  These include posts by four of Take Care’s own contributors:

In addition, a special ILJ symposium issue is forthcoming in September 2017, with essays from participants and several others.

We look forward to you joining us for this important conversation about the future of constitutional law.


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This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie talk with special guest Greer Donley, a law professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Law, to talk about the latest developments in litigation related to Obamacare, including the stunning DOJ reversal in Texas, and recent decisions prohibiting states from adding work requirements to Medicaid. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

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A recently filed amicus brief asks the Sixth Circuit to reconsider en banc whether prisoners challenged under the mandatory Guidelines can ever air the claim that their sentences are unconstitutional in light of Johnson v. United States.

Leah Litman

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President Trump has a pattern of ignoring the law to install acting officials of his own choosing

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