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


Using a personal attorney to threaten litigation and settle personal scores is unethical and inappropriate conduct for the President, explains Bob Bauer at Lawfare.

Joe Arpaio, the ex-sheriff pardoned by President Trump, has announced a Senate run in Arizona (NYT).

Democratic members of Congress expressed concern that the Trump administration may pressure the IRS to produce politically advantageous but substantively problematic withholding tables (The Hill).

Mandatory asset declarations for public officials may not actually decrease corruption, writes Ryan Balisacan at the Global Anticorruption 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 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Department of Justice has filed a statement of interest in support of two conservative groups that sued the University of California-Berkeley over alleged limits on their ability to host events. Common Cause, a non-profit watchdog group, has filed a complaint alleging that the settlement paid to Stormy Daniels by President Trump amounted to an unreported in-kind contribution to President Trump's campaign.