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Jed Shugerman

Professor of Law

Fordham Law School

Jed Handelsman Shugerman teaches at Fordham Law. He has a BA, JD, and a PhD in American History from Yale University. He is the author of The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America (2012) on the evolution of judicial elections and politics in America. He is currently working on anti-corruption Emoluments litigation against the Trump Administration, and he is writing about American prosecutors and the design of the federal executive. He writes about law and politics at shugerblog.com.

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Did the Nunes Memo Answer Rangappa’s Five Questions? The Nunes Memo is a Nothing Memo.

2/5/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Yale Law’s Asha Rangappa offered an excellent post asking five key questions. If the Nunes Memo did not address them, it seriously undercuts its credibility.

Jed Shugerman

Fordham Law School

Emoluments, Zone of Interests, and Political Questions: The 13th and 14th Strokes of the Clock

12/26/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

Judge Daniels's opinion dismissing CREW's emoluments case makes profound errors in assessing 'zone of interests' and the political question doctrine. These errors are so grave that they cast doubt on the whole opinion.

Jed Shugerman

Fordham Law School

Yes, the President Can Obstruct Justice through Official Acts

12/12/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

If one branch — one person — can monopolize law enforcement with impunity, it is hard to see how their interpretation takes checks and balances, constitutionalism, and limited government seriously.

Jed Shugerman

Fordham Law School

An Apology to Tillman and Blackman

9/22/17  //  Uncategorized

Regarding their treatment of the Hamilton 'Condensed Letter'

Jed Shugerman

Fordham Law School

Pence and Obstruction of Justice

9/5/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

Exploring Vice President Pence’s potential criminal jeopardy for conspiring to obstruct justice, aiding the obstruction of justice, and 'misprision of a felony' in concealing the obstruction of justice.

Jed Shugerman

Fordham Law School

Questions about the Emoluments Amicus Brief on Behalf of Trump

8/31/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

The amicus brief filed by Seth Barrett Tillman and Josh Blackman has some serious problems with how it represents its historical sources.

Jed Shugerman

Fordham Law School