Jane Chong

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Jane Chong is former deputy managing editor of Lawfare. She served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and is a graduate of Yale Law School and Duke University.

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Donald Trump

Reading the Office of Legal Counsel on Emoluments: Do Super-Rich Presidents Get a Pass?

I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited.

Travel Ban

The Supreme Court’s Cert Grant in the Travel Ban Cases: A Guide for the Perplexed

Today the Supreme Court announced in a per curiam decision that it will hear the travel ban cases in October. But its decision granting certiorari and staying the injunctions in part is clearly by itself a major ruling. Here are the key points and some nuances for the perplexed.

The Russia Connection

Liveblog: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Today at 2:30 PM Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He will answer questions about the FBI's ongoing Russia probe and is expected to respond to former FBI Director James Comey's testimony last week.

Follow the livestream here and keep up with our liveblog below.

Committee Chairman Richard Burr's opening statement is available here.

Appointments, Confirmations & Budgets

Liveblog: Rod Rosenstein Testifies Before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

This morning at 10:00 ET Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify on the Justice Department's FY2018 budget request before the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the Senate Appropriations Committee. I predict there is roughly zero chance that he will be asked zero questions about the FBI's Russia probe.

Watch the livestream here and follow along as we liveblog interesting moments below.