Peter Margulies

Peter Margulies is a professor at Roger Williams University School of Law, where he teaches Immigration Law, National Security Law and Professional Responsibility. He is the author of Law’s Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration (New York: NYU Press, 2010).

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Executive Power

Trump’s Travel Ban at the Supreme Court: Deference Joined by Nudges Toward Civility

The Supreme Court sought to nudge the president toward more civil rhetoric. But the majority rejected claims that the travel ban exceeded the scope of congressional delegation under the Immigration and Nationality Act or violated the Constitution’s Establishment Clause.

Federal Law Enforcement

The Inspector General on the FBI in Fall 2016: How a Fateful Delay Set the Stage for the Ultimate October Surprise

The Inspector General report yields disturbing inferences about the situational awareness of former FBI Director James Comey and the judgment of several senior FBI officials involved in the Clinton investigation, including former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.