Executive Branch

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Report from Governmental Affairs

Getting Ready: The ABA takes a close look at Trump administration positions

Immigration Law

Trump and GOP seem poised to usher in sweeping changes in immigration policy

International Law

Acting on a campaign promise, Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership

Executive Branch

Law doesn’t bar Trump’s son-in-law from serving as adviser, Justice Department legal opinion says

Constitutional Law

Chemerinsky, other scholars to file suit claiming emoluments clause violations by Trump

Civil Rights

ACLU reveals seven-point plan to fight Trump polices, files information request

Legal Ethics

Federal judge withdraws order requiring ethics training for Justice Department lawyers

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes 330 more sentences, surpasses total of last 13 presidents combined

Question of the Week

What do you think were the most significant legal actions of the Obama administration?

Tort Law

Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant sues Trump for assault denial

Death Penalty

Obama’s overlooked last-minute commutation lifts death sentence for disabled inmate

The Modern Law Library

Alberto Gonzales reflects back on Bush administration and gives his advice for Trump staff (podcast)

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking classified information

First Amendment

DC Circuit rejects free-speech challenge by group planning inauguration protests

Criminal Justice

Justice Department’s inspector general will review handling of Clinton email probe

Supreme Court Nominations

Trump hopes to nominate a Supreme Court justice within two weeks of taking office


Meet Marc Kasowitz, the litigator who often represents Donald Trump

Internet Law

Trump wins defamation case; judge says his ‘intemperate tweets’ are opinion

U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg didn’t announce she’d resign to protest Trump election; wire service warns of fake stories

Legal Writing

Obama publishes a Harvard Law Review article on criminal justice reform
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