Jacob Schulz

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Jacob Schulz is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. He earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Amherst College in Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought and French. He wrote his senior thesis about drone warfare and legal theory.

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Judge Blocks Trump Executive Order Allowing State and Local Governments to Block Refugees

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted a preliminary injunction against a Sept. 2019 executive order that, as the judge described, effectively "gives individual States and Local Governments veto power over resettlement." The judge argued that the plaintiffs are "clearly likely to succeed" on the merits of their suit and that "they have also shown that they will be irreparably harmed" if the order and a corresponding funding notice get implemented.


House Releases New Material Related to Impeachment

The three committees managing the House Impeachment inquiry transmitted new evidence to the House Judiciary Committee to be included in the record sent to the Senate. The new material was provided by Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani. The evidence, along with the House letter that accompanied the transmission, can be found below.

Executive Privilege

Federal Judge Dismisses Kupperman Subpoena Suit

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a suit from former Deputy National Security Advisor Charles Kupperman seeking guidance on whether to comply with a congressional subpoena for his testimony in the impeachment inquiry. The judge held that intervening events, including the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's withdrawal of its subpoena to Kupperman, have rendered the suit moot. The opinion can be found here and below.

Hate crimes

Monsey Stabbing Suspect Charged with Federal Hate Crimes

An unsealed federal criminal complaint alleges that Grafton Thomas used a machete to target those who were "easily identifiable as adherents to the Jewish faith" and charges Thomas with federal hate crimes. On Saturday night, five were stabbed at a Chanukkah celebration in a predominately Hasidic Jewish community in Rockland County, New York.