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Alexandra Widas

Alexandra is a second-year law student at Columbia Law School and serves as an Articles Editor on the Columbia Law Review. Prior to law school, Alexandra worked in foreign policy, primarily focusing on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College and a master's degree in international security issues from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.

 

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Updates | The Week of October 16

10/21/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's proposed overhaul of the Affordable Care Act will do clear harm and violates the Take Care clause of the Constitution. The bipartisan bill to preserve health care subsidies for low-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act must win over more Republicans and President Trump to succeed.

Updates | The Week of October 16

10/21/17  //  Daily Update

Sen. Feinstein argues Congress must act to close the loophole for bump stocks, used in the Las Vegas shooting, in the Firearms Owners Protection Act.

Updates | The Week of October 16

10/21/17  //  Daily Update

A lawsuit filed against the organizers of the Charlottesville rally is a serious suit and deserves to be covered as such. The FBI may be scrutinizing activities of black activists.

Updates | The Week of October 16

10/21/17  //  Daily Update

The DOJ could argue that the Foreign Emoluments Clause does not apply to elected officials such as the president. Arguments in CREW v. Trump, a challenge to President Trump's receipt of emoluments, began in the Southern District of New York.

Updates | The Week of October 16

10/21/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's proposed tax reform would slash the corporate tax rate and simplify taxes paid by families and individuals. It would also eliminate the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax, changes that would primarily benefit upper-income earners.

Updates | The Week of October 16

10/21/17  //  Daily Update

Senate Minority Whip Dic Durbin criticized Attorney General Sessions for the policy decision to withhold grant funds from sanctuary cities. California's revisions to state criminal law provide a blueprint for how other states can resist President Trump's plans for mass deportation.