As part of its effort to construct a border wall, the Trump administration has invoked a statutory delegation of authority signed into law by President Obama after the 2016 election.
Josh Blackman is an Associate Professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston, and the author of Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power.
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The Supreme Court’s recent Lucia opinion may have unsettled the line in Morrison v. Olson distinguishing between an “officer of the United States” and an “Employee of the United States.”
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There’s more to be said for the letter the president’s lawyers sent to Robert Mueller than some commentators have acknowledged.
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