//  11/6/17  //  Topic Update

John Demers, President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, promised the Senate Intelligence Committee that he would not interfere with the Russia investigation. He also discussed his views on surveillance (WaPo).

Many of President Trump’s US Attorney nominees have the strong backing of the NRA, raising questions about their willingness to enforce gun laws, notes Victoria Bassetti at ACS Blog.



Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The House and Senate passed a three-week-long spending bill, clearing a path to end the shutdown of the federal government. Under President Trump, the Senate has not engaged in its customary independent review of judicial nominees.