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Analysis and Commentary

The Watergate Road Map: What It Says And What It Suggests For Mueller

by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

In neat script near the top of the document, someone has written, “Filed under seal, March 1, 1974.” Above that, red typed letters read, “Unsealed October 11, 2018 by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Order No. 11-mc-44 (BAH).

In the News

No, The President Cannot End Birthright Citizenship

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Post
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In an interview for “Axios on HBO,” President Trump announced he will sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. When challenged on the constitutionality of doing this by executive order, Trump replied: “You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”

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Trump Is Wrong To Want To End Birthright Citizenship – Conservatives Should Preserve It

by John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

President Trump threatened Tuesday to unilaterally end the right of some people born on American soil to automatic U.S. citizenship, known as birthright citizenship. “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” to end birthright citizenship, the president said. “Guess what? You don’t.”

Settled Law: Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

by John Yoovia The American Mind
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

President Donald Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship has sparked a national debate. Within the Republican party, leading voices differ on the legitimacy of citizenship as a birthright. While some embrace the traditional view that the Constitution bestows citizenship on any citizen born on U.S. territory, others agree with Trump that the Constitution permits Congress to decide on citizenship for those not born to U.S. citizens. Alternatively, some acknowledge birthright citizenship, but seek a constitutional amendment to abolish it.

In the News

Trump Call To End Birthright Citizenship Faces Tough Legal Odds

quoting John Yoovia Bloomberg
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

President Donald Trump’s assertion that he can unilaterally end birthright U.S. citizenship is likely to meet stiff resistance in the courts.

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The Invisible California

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The coastal elites ignore the Central Valley—yet force it to abide by their decisions. A portrait of California’s own “flyover country.”


With Kavanaugh, The Court Should Tame The Administrative State

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia The National Review
Thursday, October 25, 2018

This is an area he specializes in, and an issue whose time has come.

Analysis and Commentary

A Clash Of Judicial Visions

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia The National Review
Friday, October 19, 2018

Defining the proper role of the Supreme Court in our constitutional system.

In the News

Law, Democracy, And The Schoolhouse Gate

Friday, November 2, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Law, Democracy, and the Schoolhouse Gate" on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM EDT.


Freedom’s Virtues and Vulnerabilities: Hoover Fellows Pair Economic Optimism with Sobering National Security Warnings

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Can American freedom survive in today’s challenging world? That was a recurring question during two days of presentations at Hoover’s 2018 Fall Retreat, held from October 21–23 in Hoover’s David and Joan Traitel Building. In a comprehensive agenda of briefings developed exclusively for Hoover supporters, numerous fellows cheered America’s economic progress (helped by policies enacted under the advice of Hoover fellows) while also explaining daunting new challenges to America’s security.



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