Historical Practice and Case Law Support Broad Congressional Oversight Powers

1/30/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Ashwin Phatak: Here's how Congress can use its investigatory powers to hold the Trump Administration accountable

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Getting To No On Roe: It Continues

1/29/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Another recent decision from a court of appeals (this time the Fifth Circuit) illustrates how states and courts can undermine women’s right to decide to end their pregnancies without formally overruling the relevant Supreme Court decisions.

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Versus Trump: Ask Charlie About The Census

1/25/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason asks Charlie to take us through the mammothly long, massively important opinion from the Southern District of New York invalidating the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Final Thoughts on Prosecuting the President

1/24/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Thoughts on the past, present, and future of special prosecutors

Andrew Coan

University of Arizona

Another Attempt To Defend the ACA Against Trump Administration Attacks

1/23/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

As part of Trump's relentless war on the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Labor passed a rule designed to gut key protections. Now it's been sued. Here's what you need to know.

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Prosecuting the President and the Importance of Information

1/18/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

It's vital for the public to understand why we have a special prosecutor and how to ensure he's free to complete his work

Lisa Manheim

UW School of Law

Special Prosecutors and the Structure of Office-Holding

1/18/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Trump can't control Mueller directly. He must instead act through the Attorney General. That's a very important restriction.

Zachary Price

U.C. Hastings College of the Law

Versus Trump: Secret Subpoenas, A New AG, and Live Listener Feedback

1/17/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Charlie, Jason, and Easha hit three topics: the mysterious case of the subpoena to a foreign corporation that may be related to the Mueller investigation; the nomination of William Barr as Attorney General; and the temporal nature of an emergency, as prompted by live listener feedback. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Easha Anand

San Francisco

In the End, What Should a Special Prosecutor Do?

1/17/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Should a special prosecutor indict a sitting president?

Deborah Pearlstein

Cardozo Law School

The Court of Public Opinion

1/17/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Because the special prosecutor answers ultimately to the court of public opinion, he must answer to that court in his final report

Victoria Nourse

Georgetown Law School

The Character of the Special Prosecutor

1/16/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

How do we evaluate the character of the current special prosecutor?

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The Court of Public Opinion

1/16/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

What does it mean to say that special prosecutors are ultimately answerable to 'the American people'?

Aziz Huq

University of Chicago Law School

Another Legally Questionable Acting Official Who’s Not Wasting Any Time Before Making Big Decisions

1/15/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Joe Otting, the new Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, has a questionable entitlement to powers that he's already misusing.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

An Inside Job? The Uneasy Case for Outside Special Prosecutors

1/15/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Should special prosecutors come from within the administration or outside it? This is a harder question than you might think.

Daniel Hemel

University of Chicago Law School

The Special Prosecutor and Government Institutions

1/15/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Does the special prosecutor qualify as an 'institution'? Does it matter? (Hint: Yes, it does.)

David Marcus

UCLA Law School