//  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.

Red State Legislatures Cannot Cancel The Upcoming Presidential Election

3/17/20  //  In-Depth Analysis

Some are worrying about Republican-controlled legislatures eliminating the right to vote in a presidential election and just appointing Trump-supporting electors themselves. Don't worry: not only is the scenario unlikely, it couldn't legally happen.

Versus Trump: Lots To Discuss...

3/12/20  //  Commentary

On this week’s Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason cover a number of outstanding decisions and issues that they've missed over the last month. They talk Mueller Report, Medicaid work requirements, and more. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Taking Pandemic and Military Powers Away from the President

3/9/20  //  Commentary

The current coronavirus epidemic shows why it's often a good idea to vest specific executive authority in officers other than the President.

Zachary Price

U.C. Hastings College of the Law