Zachary Piaker  //  11/6/17  //  Topic Update


Legislative proposals to protect the Mueller investigation against political interference by the White House appear to have lost momentum, reports Andrew Desiderio.

The Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for a position on the Seventh Circuit (The Hill).

  • The Senate is likely to confirm three of President Trump’s other circuit court nominees this week (Huffington Post).

 

 

 

 

 


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

While the President holds an obligation to ensure faithful execution of the laws, Congress holds sole authority to appropriate resources for that power’s exercise and is therefore not duty-bound to provide resources necessary for the executive branch’s fulfillment of its constitutional functions.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Senate Judiciary Committee urged the DOJ to expand its oversight of gambling. A bipartisan Cyber Diplomacy Act is a legislative effort to the State Department's "redesign."

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of November 20, 2017

11/26/17  //  Daily Update

Despite concerning allegations, President Trump maintains support for Roy Moore in Alabama's senate race.