Take Care  //  5/7/17  //  Topic Update

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus favors the idea of a constitutional amendment to make burning the American flag illegal, but Eugene Volokh warns against succumbing to the dangers  of “censorship envy."

 Priebus’s troubling statements on “opening up” libel laws run contrary to American values, and his proposal is probably unconstitutionalexplains Matthew Menendez (Brennan Center for Justice).

Clinton v. Jones, which rejected the idea that presidents enjoy immunity from civil lawsuits while in office, may sink President Trump’s current defense to the various lawsuits pending against him, argues Michael Dorf for Take Care.

The Judicial Association has encouraged its members to defend judges targeted by disparaging rhetoric (WSJ).

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

Hundreds of thousands of people participated worldwide in Women's Marches on Saturday, protesting the first year of the Trump administration and supporting women's rights.