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4 Jun 2011, 3:37 pm by Jack Goldsmith
Ackerman’s opening paragraphs explain his post and have all the relevant links: In a recently published book review of The Decline and Fall of the American Republic, Professor Trevor Morrison vigorously contested my critique of the Office of Legal Counsel and the Office of White House Counsel . [read post]
16 Apr 2011, 4:57 am by Benjamin Wittes
Columbia Law Professor Trevor Morrison has this lengthy review essay in the Harvard Law Review of Bruce Ackerman’s new book, The Decline and Fall of the American Republic. [read post]
18 Dec 2020, 12:26 pm by Bryn Miller
Amy Ackerman, a former senior deputy city attorney with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, joined RPLG as Of Counsel in the spring of 2020. [read post]
16 Oct 2010, 7:18 am by Stephen Griffin
As Ackerman notes, memories are long in the military. [read post]
6 Aug 2013, 11:16 am by Paul Rosenzweig
  I thought I would share this article on the subject by Michael Stern, who used to serve in the General Counsel’s office of the House of Representatives and who now blogs at Point of Order on the law relating to legislatures. [read post]
2 Oct 2011, 3:11 pm by Benjamin Wittes
Over at Attackerman, Spencer Ackerman has written two posts (here and here) posing challenging question about the legality of the Al Aulaqi strike; in the second post, he also critiques my earlier due process analysis of when a strike against a U.S. citizen can be lawful. [read post]
29 May 2007, 11:51 pm
The real slow down on busing began years after Nixon left office. [read post]
18 May 2011, 4:35 pm by Wells C. Bennett
The Obama Administration, Ackerman and Hathaway write, has carried on in the Carter tradition, and in two different ways: first, by notifying Congress of its actions in Libya, and publicly stating that the President did so “consistent with the War Powers Resolution;” and second, by refusing to attack the 60-day limit, in an opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”) regarding the Libya operation. [read post]
10 Jan 2012, 8:29 pm by Jonathan H. Adler
As Ackerman notes, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel “traditionally served as the executive branch’s authoritative spokesman on matters of high legal importance,” but no longer.   [read post]
5 Feb 2010, 1:35 pm by Ann Althouse
Here, Professor Ackerman quoted a law review article by Thomas Cmar, "Toward a Small Donor Democracy: The Past and Future of Incentive Programs for Small Political Contributions," 32 Fordham Urban Law Journal. 443, 462-75 (2005): Oregon has the highest participation rate in the country for a political contribution incentive program, and in large measure this is due to the state providing the credit for contributions to PACs as well as candidates and parties. [read post]
21 Mar 2011, 1:02 pm by mv284
In the January, 2011 issue of the Michigan Law Review, Professors Ackerman and Hathaway throw Congress a lifeline for reclaiming the authority it lost when the Bush Adminstration unilaterally transformed the limited war in Iraq as originally authorized by Congress into an open-ended conflict. [read post]
30 Aug 2015, 8:14 pm
"West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror; US military academy official William Bradford argues that attacks on scholars' home offices and media outlets -- along with Islamic holy sites -- are legitimate": Spencer Ackerman of The Guardian (UK) has this report. [read post]
The document was released to the ACLU of Northern California and the Asian Law Caucus as part of a nationwide ACLU initiative to uncover information about a new FBI “racial mapping” program.   [read post]
10 Sep 2007, 3:21 am
Ackerman questions whether such a use of military officers is consistent with the tradition -- which I think ought to be called "constitutional" -- of civilian control of the military.On its face, Ackerman's concern is puzzling. [read post]
26 Nov 2014, 2:42 pm by JB
  Marty Lederman, Even if it’s lawful . . . should we be concerned that it sets a dangerous precedent? [read post]
17 Oct 2010, 3:50 am by Sandy Levinson
Moreover, and what is far more striking, is Ackerman’s genuine devotion to law and to “the rule of law.” [read post]
24 Jun 2011, 1:33 pm by Benjamin Wittes
When OLC concludes that a government action is lawful, its conclusion carries a credibility and legitimacy that other executive offices cannot so readily provide.  [read post]
15 Sep 2009, 12:56 am
Harrison's Presidency is widely regarded as merely the answer to a trivia question: What President served the shortest period in office? [read post]
29 Jul 2007, 2:04 pm
" Ackerman, 483 F.3d at 651.The 10th Circuit reasoned that "[i]n contrast to Article III judges who hold office during good behavior, Article I military judges do not hold office during good behavior. [read post]