Judge Gorsuch and Chevron Doctrine Part II: The Misuse of Precedent, by Asher Steinberg

by Guest Blogger — Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

This is part two of a three-part series on Judge Gorsuch. Does Judge Gorsuch care about precedent? The question might seem like asking if Judge Gorsuch cares about stray kittens – of course he cares about precedent. After reading his administrative-law opinions, though, one can wonder. Padilla-Caldera II In Padilla-Caldera v. Gonzales (“Padilla-Caldera I”), the Tenth […]

What happens next to the ACA?

by Nicholas Bagley — Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

This post was co-authored with Rachel Sachs, a law professor at Washington University School of Law. It has been cross-posted at Take Care, a new blog concerned with President Trump’s constitutional duty to take care to faithfully execute the law. In his speech after withdrawing the Republican health care bill from consideration on Friday, Speaker of […]

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De-Funding Sanctuary Cities, by Bernard W. Bell

by Guest Blogger — Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Sanctuary cities protect undocumented aliens by adopting policies regarding: (1) inquiries into immigration status, (2) immigration-related detentions, or (3) information-sharing with federal officials. On January 25, President Trump issued Executive Order 13768, which threatens to withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that violate 8 U.S.C. §1373.[1] Section 1373, part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility […]

Judge Gorsuch and Chevron Doctrine Part I: The Misuse of Fact in De Niz Robles, by Asher Steinberg

by Guest Blogger — Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

This is part one of a three-part series on Judge Gorsuch. In the confirmation questionnaire Judge Gorsuch submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he listed Gutierrez-Brizuela v. Lynch first among the list of the ten most significant cases he has decided. It could hardly be otherwise. His concurring opinion in Gutierrez-Brizuela calling for the Court to […]

Returning Attention to State ACA and Medicaid Waivers

by Sam Halabi — Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017

Now that the potential repeal of Obamacare is off the table (at least for a while), it’s worth turning attention (by all stakeholders) to one of Obamacare’s provisions crafted to accommodate approaches advocated across the political spectrum as well as the balance between local and national scale: Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers and Section 1115 […]

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CFP: Chapman Law Review’s Constraining the Executive Branch Symposium

by Chris Walker — Friday, Mar. 24, 2017@chris_j_walker

Here’s the call for papers: The Chapman Law Review is pleased to invite article submissions on the theme: “Constraining the Executive Branch.” Publications will appear in a symposium edition, and authors will receive an honorarium. The executive branch is often criticized for overreaching its powers. Legal issues arise regarding constraining such powers through legislation and […]

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Did the GSA Properly Find Trump’s “Full Compliance” With the D.C. Hotel Lease?

by Andy Grewal — Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Commentators have argued that the Trump Old Post Office LLC (Trump Hotel LLC) has violated its lease agreement with the General Services Administration (GSA) from the moment that Donald Trump took the Presidential oath. The lease agreement, which relates to the federally owned property through which the D.C. Trump Hotel operates its hospitality business, states […]

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Confusion over essential health benefits

by Nicholas Bagley — Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

The post has been revised to take into account feedback on how best to understand the manager’s amendment. Last night, House Republicans released the text of the final manager’s amendment to the American Health Care Act, including changes to the rules governing the essential health benefits. With these tweaks, the House hopes to pass the bill today. House […]

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Gorsuch on Chevron Deference, Round II

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017@chris_j_walker

In a post entitled Gorsuch on Chevron, Eric Posner has posted the brief Q&A on Chevron deference from the first round of questioning of Judge Gorsuch before the Senate Judiciary Committee. For adlaw geeks, this exchange is definitely fascinating. During secound round, however, Judge Gorsuch went into much greater detail regarding his views on Chevron deference. […]

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