//  4/4/19  //  Commentary

This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Easha discuss a recent decision reversing President Trump's attempt to de-protect Arctic Ocean waters and permit drilling in the Great White North. As usual, you can listen online below, and subscribe via this page with any podcast player or here in iTunes. 

They begin by discussing the legal regime governing leases and protection of waters in the Outer Continental Shelf. They then talk about how and why President Obama protected a large swath of land at the end of his Administration, and then they delve into whether President Trump may undo that. The leads into a deep discussion about whether the power to "from time to time withdraw" certain lands from leasing also includes the power to reverse a withdrawal. They end with a Trump nugget highlighting a stunning fact about the Trump Administration's recent success rate in court.

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Notes

  • Earthjustice's excellent—and beautiful—feature on litigation related to protection of Alaska and its waters is here. The particular decision under review is here.
  • The Institute for Policy Integrity's Trump litigation round-up is here. More on that study in the coming weeks!

A Memorandum of Misunderstanding

7/22/19  //  Commentary

Mueller didn't indict Trump because DOJ policy prohibited him from doing so. That same policy points to the need for impeachment.

Versus Trump: The Past And Future Of Gerrymandering

7/18/19  //  Commentary

This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Easha are joined by guest host Melissa Murray of NYU Law and the new Strict Scrutiny podcast. They discuss the recent Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering (Rucho v. Common Cause), what's next in the fight, and where you can find Melissa's wonderful new podcast. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Robert Bork’s America is Becoming Donald Trump’s America

7/15/19  //  Commentary

As President Trump puts additional judges on the federal courts for life and continues his own extreme policies, Bork’s America is coming to life more and more as Trump’s America.

Elliot Mincberg

People For the American Way