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Analysis and Commentary

Defeat And The Dossier Explain Everything

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Donald Trump’s former consiglieri Michael Cohen, along with being charged with tax avoidance and improper business deals, allegedly is guilty also of trying to leverage money and attention by exaggerating his influence with candidate and later President Trump.

In the News

Mueller Pressing Hard On Trump Tower Meeting

quoting John Yoovia Power Line Blog
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Rudy Giuliani says Team Mueller doesn’t believe President Trump’s claim that he was unaware in advance of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian-connected lawyer. Giuliani concludes this from his understanding of the way Mueller’s team interrogated Paul Manafort.

In the News

Trump Takes Page From Bush With Barr

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia US News
Friday, December 7, 2018

In tapping an old hand from President George H.W. Bush’s administration, the president seeks to avoid a scorched earth confirmation hearing.

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The Libertarian: Trump vs. GM

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, December 7, 2018

The dangers of presidential intervention in the private sector.

In the News

Why Michael Flynn Was Set Up

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

If nothing else, Robert Mueller's year-and-a-half-long "investigation" into the Trump campaign will serve as an exposition of what it looks like when a presidential campaign and presidency are on "the wrong side of history."


Law’s Attrition, Virtue’s Abnegation

by Adam J. Whitevia Yale Journal on Regulation
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

In September, I was one of several scholars invited to give some short remarks on Adrian Vermeule’s controversial and challenging book, Law’s Abnegation, at the Villanova Law School. After I posted my remarks to a personal web site, Professor Chris Walker very kindly invited me to cross-post them here.

Analysis and Commentary

An End To Racial Preferences At Last?

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia National Review
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Supreme Court could be ready to rule that racial discrimination is illegal, even if it is purportedly done for a good cause.


One-Eyed-Jack Law

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Robert Mueller’s legal team may write a damning report on Trump’s ethics, based mostly on flipping minor former business associates of Trump’s and transient campaign officials by threatening them with long prison sentences.
Analysis and Commentary

Winter 2018 Supplement For Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases And Materials

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Below is the Winter 2018 Supplement for Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017). These materials cover, among many other things, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii (the “travel ban” case), which is excerpted with questions; the Supreme Court’s decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank concerning corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute; the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal; legal issues raised by U.S. missile strikes against Syria.

“Law’s Attrition”—Some Thoughts On Vermeule’s Book, “Law’s Abnegation”

by Adam J. White
Monday, December 3, 2018

In September, I was one of several scholars invited to give some short remarks on Adrian Vermeule’s controversial and interesting book, Law’s Abnegation. Here are my remarks, as prepared for the event.


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