//  4/9/17  //  Topic Update


Although the actions of the Trump administration raise many concerns, the American system of checks and balances is working for nowThe Economist writes.

A federal judge has ruled President Trump’s words at a campaign rally, “get ‘em out of here,” may have incited violence against the protesters to whom he referred (WaPo).

  • The opinion can be found here.
  • At Lawfare, Paul Rosenzweig considers the implications of the judge’s refusal to dismiss the suit against President Trump and recommends that the President consider settling it.
  • Ruthann Robson summarizes the ruling (Constitutional Law Prof Blog).

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.