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


Civil rights groups are asking DOJ to turn over documents on its efforts to expose and force changes at troubled police departments; those efforts have been significantly curtailed since Jeff Sessions took over as attorney general (WaPo).

The Justice Department is heightening efforts to increase the use of capital punishment (WSJ).

The White House conducted a “listening session” with criminal justice reform advocates focused on prisoner reentry (CNN, Axios).

  • Attendees included the Koch Industries’ attorney and Republican governors (The Hill).

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