Zachary Piaker  //  1/14/18  //  Topic Update


Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was rescinding an Obama-era policy that had allowed legalized marijuana to flourish in many states, prompting quick pushback from at least two Republican senators (Politico).

  • Sessions is leaving it up to federal prosecutors to decide whether to crack down on marijuana in states where medical and recreational use is legal (The Hill).
  • Congress should allow states to treat marijuana as they see fit, without threat of heavy-handed federal interference, argues Rep. Earl Blumenauer in The Hill.
  • The DOJ’s reversal of the Obama-era regulations regarding marijuana has two major flaws, writes Michael C. Dorf at Verdict.
  • DOJ’s shift in marijuana law enforcement is a call for greater reform of federal drug prosecution, argues Alex Kreit at ACS Blog.

Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/21/18  //  Daily Update

The week began with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and ended with a government shutdown on the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School