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Managing Trump’s Demands

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Weekly Standard
Friday, May 25, 2018

President Trump’s norm-defying “demand” that the Justice Department “look into” whether it infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign “for Political Purposes” at the behest of the Obama administration threatens less damage to Justice Department independence than to larger executive branch prerogatives that any president other than Trump would want to protect.


Michael McConnell On Censorship And Free Speech

interview with Michael McConnellvia Stanford University
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses the debate surrounding government censorship of speech as well as free speech on college campuses.

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The Libertarian: Peace In The Middle East?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Why a two-state solution makes sense for the Israelis and the Palestinians — and why it’s virtually impossible in the foreseeable future.

In the News

Trump Can’t Block Tweets From Ex-Guantanamo Guard And A ‘Grammy-Losing Songwriter,’ Judge Rules

quoting Michael McConnellvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

President Trump’s blocking of his critics on Twitter is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Wednesday in a decision that addresses a fairly new issue for our time: the relationship on social media between those who govern and the governed.


Adam White: History Of Balance Between The President And Congress

interview with Michael McConnell, Adam J. Whitevia The Federalist Society
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White joins a panel discussion concerning the balance of power between the president and congress.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Trade-War Debate: Richard Epstein Vs Adam White

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Professors Epstein and White debate trade policy in theory and practice.

In the News

Should Trump Be Impeached? McConnell: "I Don't See It."

quoting Michael McConnellvia Stanford Review
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Professor McConnell, of Stanford Law School, remarks that “many people, on both sides, are expressing strong views on impeachment without actually thinking very much about what they mean by that or why would it be justified.” As to whether the current facts justify impeachment, McConnell asserted: “I don’t see it.”

In the News

Trump’s Demands Escalate Pressure On Rosenstein To Preserve Justice Dept.’s Independence

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Monday, May 21, 2018

As President Trump and his allies repeatedly take aim at the Justice Department investigation into his campaign’s possible links to Russia’s election meddling, Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the inquiry, has mostly evaded the attacks through inventive maneuvers.


Jack Goldsmith: Why It Makes Sense For Rod Rosenstein To Appease Trump

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Slate
Monday, May 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith talks about the Mueller investigation.

Analysis and Commentary

Here Comes The Judge . . . In A Lot Of Red-State Senate Races

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Miracle of miracles, the United States Senate earlier in the week did something that sounds out of place in this era of fractious politics. Quietly, with little fuss or fanfare, it confirmed two federal judicial nominations by unanimous vote.


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