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Marty Lederman

Associate Professor of Law

Georgetown Law

Professor Lederman has been teaching at the Georgetown University Law Center since 2005, except for a stint as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel in the first two years of the Obama Administration.  He also served in OLC from 1994 to 2002.  In 2008, with David Barron, he published a two-part article in the Harvard Law Review examining Congress's authority to regulate the Commander in Chief's conduct of war.  In a 2016 article in the Yale Law Journal Forum, Professor Lederman examined the “least restrictive means” element of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and how the Court and litigants have been misusing it in recent RFRA litigation involving contraception coverage and antidiscrimination laws.  In a pair of forthcoming articles, Professor Lederman analyzes the purported historical predicates for recognizing a new Article III exception that would permit domestic-law offenses to be tried in military courts:  If George Washington Did It, Does that Make It Constitutional?:  History’s Lessons for Wartime Military Tribunals, 105 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming August 2017), and The Law (?) of the Lincoln Assassination, 118 Colum. L. Rev. (forthcoming March 2018).  Professor Lederman regularly contributes to Just SecurityBalkinization and other blogs.

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The Functions and Potential (but Fixable) Flaws of the “Protect Mueller” Bills

8/7/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

The bills to protect the special counsel from removal have some rough spots that can and should be worked out.

Marty Lederman

Georgetown Law

Litigating the Supreme Court’s Entry Ban Opinion: What’s the Required Connection?

7/19/17  //  Commentary

All of the briefs are now in on the government’s motion to the Supreme Court for clarification of its order in Trump v. Hawaii.

Marty Lederman

Georgetown Law

Back to the Supreme Court on the Scope of the Entry Ban Injunction: First Thoughts

7/15/17  //  Commentary

Now that the travel ban is back in the Supreme Court, here are four additional, preliminary thoughts on where things stand.

Marty Lederman

Georgetown Law

Seriously? The Court Intended to Exclude Grandmas from the Preliminary Injunctions?

6/29/17  //  Commentary

A post on the absurdity of the Administration’s interpretation of the Supreme Court’s modification of the travel-ban/refugee-limit preliminary injunctions.

Marty Lederman

Georgetown Law

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Supreme Court’s Entry Ban Case

6/27/17  //  Commentary

Many close observers of the Court are still scratching their heads, trying to figure out just exactly what the Court did yesterday in Trump v. IRAP–and why. With the luxury of a few hours to ponder the mysteries, here are some tentative speculations on the most commonly posed questions.

Marty Lederman

Georgetown Law