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Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Zachary is a student at Columbia Law School, where he is an editor of the Columbia Law Review and member of the Environmental Law Clinic. He spent his first summer at the Campaign Legal Center working on voting rights and campaign finance litigation. Prior to law school, he worked at a nonpartisan good-government nonprofit on a project to improve the presidential transition process. He received a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump’s top immigration chief said he was preparing to significantly increase his agency’s enforcement presence in California because of last year’s passage of a “sanctuary state” law.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about whether Courts of Criminal Appeals judges can constitutionally sit on Court of Military Commission Review, including the court at Guantanamo Bay.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The president’s declaration of an opioid emergency has been ineffective. The Trump Administration adopts a Medicare model startlingly similar to the Obama-era one it rejected.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

Bipartisan negotiations over an agreement to address "Dreamers" is imperiled after President Trump makes disparaging remarks about Haitians and Africans. The Trump Administration announces plans to end Temporary Protected Status for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The White House disbands the "Election Integrity" Commission led by Vice President Pence and Kris Kobach.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

Customs officers searched an estimated 30,200 cellphones, computers and other electronic devices of people entering and leaving the United States last year, up 60 percent from 2016.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School