Andrew Kent

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Andrew Kent is a professor at Fordham University School of Law and holds the John D. Feerick Research Chair.

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Campaign 2020

The 2020 Presidential Candidates Stay (Mostly) Quiet on Law Enforcement Independence

Democratic candidates for president have spent relatively little time discussing Justice Department independence on the campaign trail—in contrast to the first post-Watergate presidential election, when Jimmy Carter made rule-of-law reforms a major campaign issue.

Federal Law Enforcement

Defending Mueller’s Constitutional Analysis on Obstruction and Faithful Execution

The extent to which federal obstruction of justice statutes apply to the president, especially when concerning actions facially within the office’s powers under Article II, has been hotly contested at least since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.