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


No President has appointed more federal appellate judges in his first year than President Trump, an accomplishment that may define his legacy (The Economist).

Next week, 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 (SCOTUSblog).

 


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 House and Senate passed a three-week-long spending bill, clearing a path to end the shutdown of the federal government. Under President Trump, the Senate has not engaged in its customary independent review of judicial nominees.