One easy way to get a laugh on late-night TV is to send a camera crew out into the streets and ask passersby questions about civics or American history. Only the comically wrong answers get broadcast, of course, but producers don’t have to look too far for those. “Who is the vice president?” undergrads in […]
Donald Trump’s presidency has prompted early and widespread speculation of its end through resignation, removal or a finding of presidential inability. Whatever the plausibility or merits of such scenarios, each would involve the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which makes it clear that the vice president will take over in any of those events and, following […]
This post on executive privilege was originally published on June 6, 2017. We repost it in response to today’s testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee. President Trump seems to have abandoned the idea of invoking “executive privilege” to prevent former FBI director James B. Comey from testifying before a Senate […]
The U.S. Constitution’s provision that federal officers are impeachable for “high crimes and misdemeanors” is notoriously unclear. That’s on purpose. The framers wanted a fairly open-ended tool for removing an officer who posed a serious and immediate threat to the constitutional order. The impeachment power needed to be flexible enough to deal with circumstances that […]
New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin describes the Federalist Society as an enormously influential network of conservative lawyers. Its executive vice president, Leonard Leo, played a key role in the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and has quietly advised the Trump administration on other judicial nominations. Yet few people outside the legal […]
President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration is back in court, and therefore back in the news. On Monday, a three-judge panel of the… Read More
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Facing escalating civil unrest, the government of Venezuela has finally come up with a response: a call for a constituent assembly. For President Nicolás Maduro, this is the way to restore peace. Most likely, it will produce the opposite: more unrest. A constituent assembly is the name given to a body of individuals charged with […]
If you are a Constitutionalist, and you believe in the original intent of the words written in the Constitution, the Left for the past few decades has been trying to tell you that the document is outdated and that it has to be interpreted as a living document to still be relevant. It is an annoying argument because it makes something so simple as the | Read More »
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The federal appeals court deciding the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s travel ban was once reliably conservative. But it underwent a transformation during the Obama administration,… Read More
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