Derek Reinbold  //  6/18/17  //  Topic Update

The Trump Administration is undermining the role of the inspectors general in federal agencies, writes the NYT Editorial Board.

  • Nearly a quarter of inspectors general positions are currently vacant, reports the Project on Government Oversight.

President Trump declared Monday that he has “passed more legislation” than any president besides FDR, but history says otherwise (Politico).

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

After almost a year, the Trump Administration’s Justice Department lacks Senate-confirmed appointees in leadership posts running the national security, criminal, civil rights and other key divisions.

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

Updates | The Week of November 20, 2017

11/26/17  //  Daily Update

Any infringement on the president's power to remove executive branch officials may violate separation of powers principles.