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The 2020 Presidential Candidates Stay (Mostly) Quiet on Law Enforcement Independence

Democratic candidates for president have spent relatively little time discussing Justice Department independence on the campaign trail—in contrast to the first post-Watergate presidential election, when Jimmy Carter made rule-of-law reforms a major campaign issue.


Oral Argument Audio: D.C. Circuit Arguments in McGahn and Grand Jury Material Cases

On Jan. 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn, III (concerning the committee's subpoena to the former White House counsel) and In re Application of the Committee on the Judiciary (concerning the committee's effort to obtain grand jury material redacted from the Mueller report). Audio from both arguments is available below.

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