Eve Levin  //  8/20/17  //  Topic Update


Congress must act now to ensure that the President does not unilaterally commit an act of war without Congressional consent, argues Eric Segall at Take Care.

After the failure of the attempted healthcare repeal, Trump administration officials are expecting significant challenges in the relationship between President Trump and Congress (Politico).

The Senate must keep the blue slip process, a “strong institutional check on the power of a dangerous and chaotic presidency,” argues Senator Mazie Hirono at ACS Blog.


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.