Eve Levin  //  10/31/17  //  Topic Update


Democrats may lose their only tool to block President Trump’s judicial nominees: the blue-slip, writes Jeffrey Toobin at the New Yorker.

A federal judge refused to erase Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction, even after President Trump issued his pardon (BuzzfeedTuscon.com).

  • The order is here.
  • Judge Bolton’s reasoning is remarkably ordinary, observes Joshua Geltzer at Just Security.

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