Britany Riley  //  11/26/17  //  Topic Update

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new policy forbidding the Department of Justice from imposing new rules via guidance letters (The Hill).

  • The Department of Justice will no longer assist covered entities in understanding the law, a move that reduces transparency, writes Eve Hill for Take Care

Trump officials are working to limit the administrative state, writes Josh Blackman, reporting from the Federalist Society convention, at National Review.

Authority for nationwide injunctions must come from some source other than the Administrative Procedure Act, argues Sam Bray at The Volokh Conspiracy.

The Trump administration is leaning towards nominated Thomas Brunell, the author of a 2008 book title “Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America,” to head the U.S. Census Bureau (Politico).

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Government Accountability Office will investigate alleged fraud during the comment period on the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules. President Trump's decision to allow agencies with leftover funding to remain open during the government shutdown may have been illegal.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

A federal judge denies Leandra English's motion for a preliminary injunction in the dispute over who is acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

A federal judge denied Leandra English's request for a temporary restraining order in the fight over who is the acting director of the CFPB.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School