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16 May 2022, 8:17 am by Michael Stern
As Professor Josh Chafetz has observed, running to the courts for enforcement assistance is in some sense an admission of weakness; this observation is even more apt in the context of a dispute with the House’s own members than of one with outside witnesses. [read post]
11 May 2022, 4:06 am by jonathanturley
Georgetown Law Professor Josh Chafetz is under fire this week after going to Twitter to defend “aggressive” protests at the homes of Supreme Court justices. [read post]
4 May 2022, 5:01 am by Albert W. Alschuler
When, in 2019, a reporter asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whether Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin could be jailed for refusing the House’s request for six of President Trump’s tax returns, she replied: “Let me just say we do have a jail down in the basement of the Capitol. [read post]
19 Oct 2021, 6:51 am by Jonathan H. Adler
Georgetown law professor Josh Chafetz, author of Congress's Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, has a brief "NBC News Think" piece explaining why Bannon is (and should be) at risk of prosecution for his refusal to cooperate with Congress. [read post]
19 May 2021, 8:47 am by Jonathan Shaub
Josh Chafetz has been championing this conclusion for some time, arguing that the courts are empowering themselves at the expense of Congress in these suits—and that Congress is complicit in that transfer of power by turning to the courts rather than using its own institutional authority. [read post]
7 Feb 2021, 1:01 pm by Josh Blackman
[This post was co-authored by Josh Blackman and Seth Barrett Tillman] On Thursday, February 4, 2021, we discussed the First Amendment arguments in the House of Representatives' Managers' trial memorandum. [read post]
16 Oct 2020, 7:37 am by Grant Tudor
(The courts later ordered that the tapes be turned over to them, making the courts, as Josh Chafetz argues, “the heroes of the Watergate story, but only by acting in such a way as to suggest that Congress was not up to the task. [read post]
5 Oct 2020, 8:17 am by Molly E. Reynolds, Margaret Taylor
It’s been a blockbuster year for court decisions related to Congress’s oversight of the executive branch. [read post]
26 Sep 2020, 12:51 pm by Ilya Somin
" Josh Chafetz, Congress's Constitution, Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers 57 (2017); see also 3 The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution 367 (Jonathan Elliot ed., 2d ed. 1836)…. [read post]
17 Sep 2020, 2:40 pm by Bridget Crawford
Below the fold are the results of the 2020-2021 Law Professor Twitter Census. [read post]
3 Sep 2020, 7:10 am by Jonathan Shaub
On April 22, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Don McGahn, requiring him to produce documents and to testify at a public hearing about 36 topics related to then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. [read post]
17 Aug 2020, 8:40 am by Randy E. Barnett
Offer my heartfelt thanks to all these authors for trekking to DC to discuss their books with my students. 2019: Neal Devins, The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court (2019) Larry Lessig, Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution (2019) Jonathan Gienapp, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era (2018) Rebecca Zietlow, The Forgotten Emancipator: James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins… [read post]
14 Aug 2020, 9:30 pm by ernst
 Over at Strict Scrutiny, Adam Cohen is interviewed about his book Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, And The Sterilization Of Carrie Buck.The deadline for applying to the previously announced constitutional history seminar with Josh Chafetz and David Pozen has been extended to September 9. [read post]
25 Jul 2020, 12:17 pm by Josh Blackman
At the time, I asked Josh Chafetz, an expert on all things Congress, whether there was any precedent for Congress issuing a subpoena to a Supreme Court Justice. [read post]
22 Jul 2020, 12:09 pm by ernst
  Josh Chafetz is a professor of law at Georgetown University. [read post]
10 Jul 2020, 3:29 am by SHG
Cornell Law Professor Josh Chafetz Mr. [read post]
13 Jun 2020, 9:31 am by Elliot Setzer
Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Taylor interviews law professor Josh Chafetz about “congressional overspeech”: And David Priess shared a job announcement for an Associate Editor position at Lawfare. [read post]
10 Jun 2020, 11:36 am by Chas Kissick
Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast featuring Margaret Taylor's interview with Josh Chafetz about the importance of congressional overspeech. [read post]