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24 Mar 2020, 2:31 pm by Keith E. Whittington
As many students and instructors are experiencing disruption to their classes and an unexpected shift to an online learning environment, let me highlight a potentially helpful resource. [read post]
20 Mar 2020, 6:54 am by Keith E. Whittington
I would not have thought it necessary to discuss this, but it has become a surprisingly widespread talking point that it is "paternalism" and a sign of an encroaching "nanny state" for government officials to take drastic actions to stop the spread of COVID-19. [read post]
26 Mar 2019, 5:30 am by Keith E. Whittington
A crude tool unlikely to do much good and that might do some harmDuring President Donald Trump's appearance at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference, he made a surprise announcement that he would soon be signing an executive order to improve the free speech climate on college campuses. [read post]
12 Oct 2020, 6:53 am by Keith E. Whittington
At the New York Times, I have a new piece about Professor Amy Coney Barrett's writings on precedent and stare decisis. [read post]
7 Nov 2020, 10:31 am by Keith E. Whittington
One of the most disconcerting developments of the 2000 presidential contest in Florida was the prospect that the Republican state legislature might attempt to settle the dispute by selecting its own slate of presidential electors. [read post]
6 Mar 2019, 5:30 am by Keith E. Whittington
Universities should be proactive about articulating, defending and protecting the free exchange of ideas on campusYesterday, I suggested that universities have a free speech problem, even if they do not necessarily face a free speech crisis. [read post]
31 Jan 2020, 11:21 am by Keith E. Whittington
During the debates surrounding the Mueller investigation into possible Russian interference with the 2016 presidential elections, we heard a great deal about presidential use of "otherwise lawful powers. [read post]
11 Dec 2020, 9:56 am by Keith E. Whittington
[It might just be political posturing at this point, but the GOP is going down a dangerous path] The embattled Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, an elected Republican, recently filed suit in the Supreme Court seeking an injunction against the seating of Democratic presidential electors in four states and a remand to the Republican-controlled state legislatures to name a new slate of presidential electors. [read post]
15 Jan 2021, 9:22 am by Keith E. Whittington
[Trump has been impeached, but there is still time to put a stronger case before the Senate.] [read post]
20 Jan 2021, 5:00 am by Keith E. Whittington
[The First Amendment should not be a viable defense in an impeachment trial] There has been an active debate on the pages of the Volokh Conspiracy over whether the First Amendment should be understood to give President Trump any shelter from the article of impeachment adopted by the House of Representatives in the aftermath of the storming of the Capitol. [read post]
30 May 2020, 1:03 pm by Keith E. Whittington
Chief Justice Roberts issued an unusual concurring opinion last night to the Court's denial of injunctive relief to churches objecting to California Governor Newsom's public health orders. [read post]
16 Mar 2020, 11:03 am by Keith E. Whittington
Thankfully, epidemics are no longer a routine feature of American life. [read post]
5 Mar 2019, 1:50 pm by Keith E. Whittington
If universities do not take steps to address their campus free speech problems, politicians will do it for themPresident Donald Trump's proposed executive order on free speech in universities has once again turned a spotlight on the worries over campus free speech in the United States. [read post]
16 Dec 2019, 4:30 am by Keith E. Whittington
The Constitution specifies that the "Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments," and that when "sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. [read post]
12 Mar 2019, 5:30 am by Keith E. Whittington
Impeachment politics in an age of polarizationSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has recently repeated her longstanding views regarding President Donald Trump and impeachments. [read post]
5 Dec 2019, 1:33 pm by Keith E. Whittington
Representative Matt Gaetz was widely mocked yesterday for suggesting during the impeachment hearing that "maybe it's a different president we should be impeaching," by which he meant the one who left office in January 2017. [read post]
12 Oct 2020, 6:00 am by Keith E. Whittington
It is rapidly becoming a talking point among some activists on the left that Mitch McConnell busted all norms in obstructing Barack Obama's circuit court nominees, and thus it is only fair that the Democrat pack the Court at the earliest opportunity. [read post]
7 Mar 2020, 5:00 am by Keith E. Whittington
We are increasingly operating in a hyperpartisan world in which competing camps of partisan politicians, activists and voters yell at each other across an ideological chasm. [read post]