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Neil J. Kinkopf

Professor of Law

George State University College of Law

Law Clerk, Judge Richard Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals (6th Circuit) (1991-1992)

Domestic Policy Specialist, Clinton/Gore Campaign and Presidential Transition (1992-1993)

Special Assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (1993)

Special Assistant, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice (1993-1997)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1997-1998)

Senior Fellow in Public Law, Duke University School of Law (1998-1999)

Counselor to Sen. Joseph Biden for the Impeachment Trial of President Clinton (1999)

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Are We All Textualists Now?

12/5/18  //  Commentary

Trump's executive order closing the government today out of respect to George H.W. Bush violates the plain text of a federal statute. If we really were all textualists now, that would be taken seriously.

Neil J. Kinkopf

George State University College of Law

Fake Transparency

5/9/17  //  Quick Reactions

As long as the Deputy Attorney General is writing memos making recommendations to the President, it is time to make a recommendation for the appointment of a special counsel.

Neil J. Kinkopf

George State University College of Law

Sanctionable

4/25/17  //  Quick Reactions

In a civil suit against Trump for inciting violence at a campaign rally, Trump's lawyer argues that Trump is immune from suit as President of the United States (citing Clinton v. Jones). His argument is not simply wrong. It is sanctionable.

Neil J. Kinkopf

George State University College of Law

Alternative Facts & History, and Alarming Implications, in DOJ's CFPB Brief.

4/17/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

DOJ's brief attacking the CFPB is riddled with alternative facts and offers a fictional history of the separation of powers. It may inflict lasting damage on DOJ's credibility. And the implications of DOJ's position for the SEC, Federal Reserve, and U.S. Postal Service, among other federal agencies, are alarming.

Neil J. Kinkopf

George State University College of Law