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18 May 2017, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
Although I had planned to write on another subject this week, recent and fast-moving events warrant attention to the topic of impeachment, a process more and more commentators (and some legislators on Capitol Hill) have been mentioning. [read post]
22 Feb 2018, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
At the end of the day, even those of us who are constitutional lawyers must appreciate that there is nothing that can remotely substitute for electing wise and thoughtful persons who exercise care and good judgment, and who take the long view of things.Follow @prof_amar Vikram David Amar is the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law and the Dean at the University of Illinois College of Law. [read post]
Late last month, a federal trial court in Texas issued a nationwide order preventing the federal Department of Education (DOE), as well as a number of other federal agencies, from enforcing—anywhere in the country—their “interpretation of the definition of ‘sex’ in the various written directives … as applied to Title IX … and Title VII” (which are federal laws that prohibit certain entities from discriminating on the basis of sex). [read post]
29 Jun 2017, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
So whether or not a broader executive privilege should have been recognized by the Court, Richard Nixon should not have benefitted from it, in the same way that other privileges do not protect persons engaged in ongoing criminality.That said, as commentators such as Akhil Amar have observed, there are aspects of the Court’s reasoning that don’t hold up well to careful scrutiny. [read post]
16 Jan 2014, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
Vikram David Amar, a Justia columnist, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law. [read post]
10 Dec 2015, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
Vikram David Amar is the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law and the Dean at the University of Illinois College of Law. [read post]
10 Sep 2015, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
We are now just weeks away from the start of the Supreme Court’s 2015-2016 Term, and in the coming months the Justia Verdict site will feature previews and analyses of many important upcoming cases. [read post]
22 May 2019, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
Last week’s 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court in Franchise Tax Board v. [read post]
23 Feb 2017, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
., we ought not waste time on any hearing.Follow @prof_amar Vikram David Amar is the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law and the Dean at the University of Illinois College of Law. [read post]
18 Oct 2018, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar and Jason Mazzone
Follow @prof_amar Vikram David Amar is the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law and the Dean at the University of Illinois College of Law. [read post]
17 Feb 2020, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
The controversy last week surrounding President Trump’s tweets about the sentencing of Roger Stone, a Trump campaign advisor convicted of lying to Congress, is yet another reminder of two transcendently important—but often misunderstood, or at least vastly underappreciated—aspects of American constitutional design. [read post]
2 Jan 2020, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
There remains uncertainty about exactly how the Senate will conduct impeachment trial proceedings on the two articles of impeachment for President Trump adopted by the House of Representatives last month. [read post]
26 Jul 2017, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
Although for my money the big news of the week has been the resurrection of efforts by Republicans in the U.S. [read post]
17 May 2018, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
All of this is a good reminder that there is often more than one way to get where you want to constitutionally go.Follow @prof_amar Vikram David Amar is the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law and the Dean at the University of Illinois College of Law. [read post]
9 Jan 2020, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar and Jason Mazzone
Freeing senators from party-leader retribution would be nice, but there is simply no way to do that without freeing senators from accountability to the people of the states (who themselves may prefer to be as intensely partisan as their leaders are in today’s moment), which is the whole point of popular election of senators.Follow @prof_amar Vikram David Amar is the Dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law at the University of… [read post]
18 Apr 2019, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
This week’s proposal by President Trump that immigrants detained at the border be relocated to so-called “sanctuary” cities (which the federal government has previously defined as jurisdictions that refuse to assist in federal immigration enforcement), so that these cities will bear the costs of absorbing the detainees, is not the first time the federal government has considered punishing (as distinguished from simply withholding federal funding from) sanctuary jurisdictions. [read post]
18 Jun 2015, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
Vikram David Amar, a Justia columnist, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law. [read post]
31 Jul 2014, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
In my last column, Part I of this Two-Part series, I argued that lower courts are justified in paying (indeed perhaps required to pay) close attention to Justice Kennedy’s concurring opinion in this summer’s blockbuster Burwell v. [read post]