Derek Reinbold  //  4/30/17  //  Topic Update


President Trump signed an executive order requiring review of national monument designations from the past two decades (The Hill).

President Trump has signed more executive orders in his first 100 days than any president since FDR, but many of them have been overhyped and fail to take into account the legal and structural barriers against rolling back existing administrative rules (Politico).

Politico lists the federal positions Trump has not yet filled.

The Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue, former governor of Georgia, as secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (WaPo).

Last Friday, the Trump administration requested the resignation of Dr. Vivek Murthy, who was appointed Surgeon General by President Obama (NYT).

The Trump Administration announced that Randolph Alles, a retired Marine Corps general and acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, will head the Secret Service (NYT).


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

After almost a year, the Trump Administration’s Justice Department lacks Senate-confirmed appointees in leadership posts running the national security, criminal, civil rights and other key divisions.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump has signaled to friends his belief that a government shutdown would help him politically.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of November 20, 2017

11/26/17  //  Daily Update

Any infringement on the president's power to remove executive branch officials may violate separation of powers principles.