Tag Archives: appointments

Is Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment Constitutional? An Examination of the Early Vacancies Acts, by Thomas Berry

by Guest Blogger — Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

A debate is raging and litigation has already begun over whether President Trump’s selection of Matthew Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general is constitutional. Just recently, three Democratic senators filed suit arguing that Whitaker’s appointment has unconstitutionally deprived them of their right to vote on his nomination. As this debate unfolds, one crucial piece […]

Three Years Ago Today the Senate Dems (Partially) Killed the Filibuster

by Chris Walker — Monday, Nov. 21, 2016@chris_j_walker

I am delighted to contribute to this symposium on the 2016 Report to the President-Elect that the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice issued shortly before the presidential election. As Emily Bremer noted in her symposium introduction earlier today, a number of administrative law scholars and experts will be doing short […]