Benjamin Schwartz

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Benjamin Schwartz is a second-year student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received his B.A. in economics from Hamilton College. Before attending law school, he worked as an aide to U.S. Senator Bob Casey advising on criminal justice, civil rights, and judiciary issues, and as a paralegal at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He currently serves as an associate editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

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Executive Power

The Trump Administration and Executive Power: Evidence from Justice Department Views Letters

These letters, sent by the Department of Justice to members of Congress expressing the department’s “views” on draft legislation, show that the Trump administration has been energetic in asserting exclusive presidential powers.