Eve Levin  //  10/8/17  //  Topic Update


Republican senators showed an increasing willingness to break with President Trump (Politico). 

The Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee turned its attention to whether then-FBI Director James Comey ended his investigation into Hillary Clinton too soon (Lawfare).

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) returned a blue slip for Stephanos Bibas, President Trump’s nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, clearing the way for Bibas’ confirmation (Philadelphia Inquirer).


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

While the President holds an obligation to ensure faithful execution of the laws, Congress holds sole authority to appropriate resources for that power’s exercise and is therefore not duty-bound to provide resources necessary for the executive branch’s fulfillment of its constitutional functions.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Senate Judiciary Committee urged the DOJ to expand its oversight of gambling. A bipartisan Cyber Diplomacy Act is a legislative effort to the State Department's "redesign."

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of November 20, 2017

11/26/17  //  Daily Update

Despite concerning allegations, President Trump maintains support for Roy Moore in Alabama's senate race.