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Federal Law Enforcement

The Barr Nomination: Weighing Norms Against Pragmatism

A president like Donald Trump, who behaves outlandishly and governs recklessly, poses unique challenges to other institutional actors. Jack Goldsmith, among others, has identified how those who who flout norms in answering the president's own norm-busting chart a dangerous path from which there will be no simple or certain return.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Livestream: Attorney General Nominee Bill Barr Testifies Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Former attorney general William Barr, President Trump's nominee to head the Justice Department, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on his nomination.

Barr's prepared testimony is available here.

Watch the testimony below (via the Washington Post):

Executive Power

The President Is Still Subject to Generally Applicable Criminal Laws: A Response to Barr and Goldsmith

In an op-ed in the New York Times and a post on Lawfare, we criticized President Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general, William Barr, for a memo he sent to Trump administration officials last June arguing that Special Counsel Robert Muell

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