Charlottesville demonstrates that Trump is uniquely unwilling to honor and uphold the core conception of full equality for all citizens under the Constitution and the law.
Bob Bauer served as White House Counsel to President Obama, and returned to private practice as a partner at Perkins Coie in June 2011. In 2013, the President named Bob to be Co-Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. He is a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law, as well as the Co-Director of the university's Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic.
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On the Role of Congress and the Courts in the Special Counsel Investigation: A Brief Reply to Rick Pildes
Giving the courts license to adjudicate Robert Mueller's removal would help excuse Congress from confronting its responsibility to exercise the impeachment power—and complicates that exercise.
Senator Graham’s Proposed Return to the Independent Counsel Statute and the Problem of Impeachment Anxiety Syndrome
Legislation to limit the president’s capacity to fire the special counsel is a bad idea.
President Trump's recent expressions of his lack of confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions are further evidence of the White House's disregard for the independence of the Justice Department.
The president’s comments raise questions about the nature and structure of his legal defense, and about the further harm Trump may have done to his legal position.
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