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

President Trump signed an executive order entitled "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty" (NYT).

  • Jessica Mason Pieklo argues that the executive order sets the stage for wide-scale LGBTQ discrimination (Rewire).
  • Other critics of the bill had similar fears of discrimination against LGBT people and others (PoliticoWaPoHuman Rights Campaign).

In a new legal filing, the Trump Administration has indicated that it may scale back certain Affordable Care Act regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in the administration of health services. Christine Grimaldi for Rewire warns about the potentially harmful effects for LGBTQ individuals.

On the same day President Trump declared “Loyalty Day,” Protestors expanded the traditional May Day events revolving around labor issues to include the rights of immigrants, women, workers, and gay men and lesbians (NYT). 

President Trump’s appointee to Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Charmaine Yoest, has previously made transphobic statements (Rewire).

  • The DOJ’s motion for a remand and stay in light of their reconsideration can be found here.

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 15, 2018

1/21/18  //  Daily Update

The week began with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and ended with a government shutdown on the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School