//  5/17/18  //  Commentary

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Charlie, and Jason discuss a series of recent rulings that have stopped the Trump Administration from revoking federal grants to entities that have been working to reduce teen pregnancy. As usual, you can listen online below, and subscribe via this page with any podcast player or here in iTunes. 

They start the episode by discussing the creation of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in 2010, and then they explain how the Trump Administration last summer stopped renewing grants that were supposed to last until 2020. They then analyze the recent rulings that have found the Trump Administration's actions to have been arbitrary or contrary to the rules of the Department of Health and Human Services. That leads to a larger discussion about the ability of new administrations to reverse rules and policies of prior administrations.

The episode ends with a round of Trump nuggets about lawyer misconduct and new—and then revoked—rules from the Bureau of prisons. And then they turn to listener feedback and respond to several listener questions and comments.

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Notes

  • You can find our more information and register here for the ACS National Convention. Join us!
  • The Maryland decision can be found here. The D.C. decision is here.
  • Reveal has done excellent reporting on this issue. One recent article is here.
  • Jason mentioned this article at NBC News that details how political appointees who are abstince-only advocates overruled career staff at HHS on this issue.

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For all who are devoted to country and Constitution, the idea of a self-pardon should be an anathema.

Gillian Metzger

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Vicki C. Jackson

Harvard Law School

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Nick Bagley

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