The Presidential Succession Act is a disaster waiting to happen.
Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, co-founder of Lawfare, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Before coming to Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.
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Congress can prevent or deter the most egregious abuses of the pardon power, while encouraging future presidents to adhere more closely to norms of process and restraint.
In memory of my stepfather.
The United States—through presidential aggrandizement, as well as congressional delegation and acquiescence—has given the president discretion to use force in ways that can easily lead to a massive war.
Winter 2019 Supplement for 'Bradley, Deeks, & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials'
Summer 2019 Supplement for Bradley, Deeks, & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017) is now available on Lawfare.
Nine questions for Charles Brandt.
Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), announced on Twitter that he and Michael Duffy, an OMB political appointee, are refusing to be deposed by House committees pursuing an impeachment investigation. With this in the news, it is worth revisiting OMB’s delay in releasing nearly $400 million in foreign assistance to Ukraine.