Derek Reinbold  //  4/2/17  //  Topic Update


Last week, the Supreme Court warned against the appointment of “unfit characters” and “family connection,” and as Niko Bowie explains here, that warning is relevant to several legally dubious Trump Administration appointments (Take Care).

The backlash to President Trump's revised entry ban is not a "revolt of the judges," but rather standard judicial practice in response to extraordinary events, as Leah Litman and Daniel Deacon explain for Take Care.

  • Jay Shooster of Just Security echoes this position here.
  • Cyrus Mehta critiques President Trump’s immigration rhetoric on the Insightful Immigration Blog.

The Chief Justice of California used her annual State of the Judiciary Address to criticize President Trump’s immigration policies (WaPo) (LA Times).


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

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.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

The recent withdrawal of three judicial nominees is an aberration from President Trump’s large success in nominating young conservation jurists to the federal bench over the last year.

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