Ian Eppler is a second-year JD student at Harvard Law School. In addition to his work on the Take Care Blog, he is an Editor in Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Director of Policy for the American Constitution Society, a student attorney with the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, and a member of the Progressive Jewish Alliance at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and American Institutions from Brown University and worked as a Justice Fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.
Reports indicate that the Crosscheck system promoted by Kris Kobach, vice chair of President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, as a tool to purge voter rolls, has a 99% false positive rate.
Oral argument in Ayestas v. Davis indicates that the Supreme Court is likely to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s imposition of a “substantial need” requirement for indigent federal habeas petitioners to be eligible to receive funding for investigative or expert services.
Rep Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) announced that a group of House Democrats plan to file new impeachment charges against President Trump before Thanksgiving and are currently consulting with constitutional scholars
Paul Manafort, former chairman of the Trump campaign, and his colleague Rick Gates, were indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, also pleaded guilty on charges of making false statements to the FBI regarding contacts with Russian nationals.