Congress takes steps to rein in emergency authorities

February 20, 2020
This Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, meant to funnel billions of dollars earmarked for military construction and defense to the building of… Read More

Today: Reforming presidential emergency and war powers

February 11, 2020
Source: Defense.gov RSVP here Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Congress has delegated to the executive its authorities over war-making and national emergencies. For certain, Alexander… Read More

Is Congress willing to assert responsibility for trade?

February 10, 2020
As the Senate’s impeachment trial dominated domestic headlines, President Trump was busy at the World Economic Forum in Davos. There, he trumpeted the United States’ economic strength to our European… Read More

Event: Reforming presidential emergency and war powers

February 3, 2020
Source: Defense.gov RSVP here Tuesday, February 11, 2020 U.S. Capitol Congress has delegated to the executive its authorities over war-making and national emergencies. For certain, Alexander… Read More

The nuclear option has fizzled, again

January 17, 2020
Source: CNN. In 2013, during the 113th Congress, the Senate Democratic majority temporarily deployed what some have called the “nuclear option,” purportedly to break a confirmation logjam over President… Read More

Hearing on growing government, diminishing congressional capacity, and strengthening Congress

January 15, 2020
The Select Committee on the modernization of Congress held a hearing yesterday. The topic was “restoring capacity and equipping Congress to better serve the American people.” Posted below… Read More

It’s time to amend the War Powers Resolution

January 14, 2020
Source: Defense.gov The House of Representatives voted last week to prevent President Trump from engaging in additional hostilities against Iran without congressional approval. A similar measure is pending… Read More

January 10 conference on oversight

January 3, 2020
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Emerging case law on congressional oversight

December 27, 2019
The Levin Center at Wayne Law is hosting a morning symposium on January 24, 2020, on emerging federal case law related to congressional oversight investigations.  The conference will present a… Read More

Impeachment in the words of the Founders

December 4, 2019
Junius Brutus Steams, Washington as Statesman at the Constitutional Convention, 1856. Source: Archives.gov The House’s rapid-moving impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine is about to enter yet… Read More