//  3/15/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Jason, and Charlie do a near-live episode about Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against David Dennison—we mean, Donald Trump. 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 summarizing Daniels' unusual lawsuit, which asks a court to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement that she signed in October of 2016 that is supposed to prevent her from talking about an alleged affair between her and Trump. Daniels claims that the agreement is invalid, both because it was never signed by President Trump and because it was unconscionable; Charlie, Easha, and Jason discuss both arguments. They also discuss the provision that requires disputes about the contract to be heard by an arbitrator, not a judge; the agreement's implications for campaign finance law; whether President Trump could prevent CBS from airing an interview it has supposedly taped with Daniels; and whether Trump's lawyer could be subject to discipline for his conduct.

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Links

  • The Complaint is here.
  • The arbitrator's TRO is here.
  • An article in Slate laying out several legal issues in the case is here
  • At Election Law Blog, Rick Hasen asks several questions raised by the case here.
  • An article in the Washington Post nicely explains why it will be difficult to prevent CBS from airing an interview with Daniels.
  • Here is an NBC article explaining why the payment to Daniels could violate campaign finance laws.

Are We All Textualists Now?

12/5/18  //  Commentary

Trump's executive order closing the government today out of respect to George H.W. Bush violates the plain text of a federal statute. If we really were all textualists now, that would be taken seriously.

Neil J. Kinkopf

George State University College 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

Concluding Thoughts

11/5/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

We thank all of the scholars and lawyers who participated in this symposium on our book, How to Save a Constitutional Democracy.

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago Law School

Aziz Huq

University of Chicago Law School