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


Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump, the presidential Twitter case, raises an important separation of powers question: can federal courts enjoin the President? (Just Security). 

President Trump has been remaking the judiciary, making appointments for over 100 vacancies on the federal bench (The Hill).

  • The Trump administration’s judicial appointments are likely to have a particularly significant impact on Texas, with 13 current federal judicial vacancies in the state, writes Kevin Diaz at the Houston Chronicle.

The Trump administration’s changing positions on regulatory issues puts career Department of Justice lawyers in a difficult litigating position, writes Dan Froomkin at ACS Blog.


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about whether Courts of Criminal Appeals judges can constitutionally sit on Court of Military Commission Review, including the court at Guantanamo Bay.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

The recent withdrawal of three judicial nominees is an aberration from President Trump’s large success in nominating young conservation jurists to the federal bench over the last year.

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