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What If Keeping Out “Bad and Dangerous” Muslims is the President’s National Security Purpose? And Other Vexing Questions

Last week saw a flurry of federal court decisions on President Trump’s second travel ban order, along with an outpouring of critical commentary on what the courts got right and wrong. Here are three questions that haven’t gotten enough of the attention.

The Russia Connection

It’s Time for a Select Committee on Russia (Also, We Told You So)

In light of HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes's behavior yesterday, it is worth briefly reviewing the need for the new select committee, as well as our arguments as to why a select committee has advantages over an independent bipartisan commission—the model preferred by many Trump critics.

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Destroying the Presumption of Regularity

In the normal course of events, the announcement by DHS that it would ban large electronic devices from direct flights originating at ten airports in the Middle East would excite a great deal of comment.  Technologists would speculate as to the nature of the potential new bomb threat.  Intelligence-types would be curious as to the provenance of the intelligence -- was it SIGINT or HUMINT?  Law and policy folk would ask about the legal underpinnings and deba

Donald Trump

The Revolt of the Judges: What Happens When the Judiciary Doesn’t Trust the President’s Oath

Is there an unexpressed legal principle functionally at work in the judicial response to Trump: that the President is a crazy person whose oath of office judges simply don’t trust and to whom, therefore, a whole lot of normal rules of judicial conduct do not apply?

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