SOURCE: New York Times
William Barr disappointed both those who expected him to support the traditional independence of the Justice Department and Donald Trump, who expected him to use the full power of the DOJ to attack Joe Biden and his family.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Tim Wu
The apparent success of the electoral process in 2020 is not a tribute to the Constitutional separation of powers, which has largely failed. A different set of institutional norms prevented Trump from abusing executive power to subvert the will of the voters, but Americans should not be confident that this will hold in the future.
by James D. Zirin
Former federal prosecutor James Zirin begins a two-part assessment of William Barr's tenure as Attorney General by explaining how the job was created and how its powers and duties were defined.
by Chelsea Connolly and Hana Hancock
"This pandemic is global in scale and personal in impact, and as a result, it’s touching and transforming virtually every topic that historians have studied. We have a duty to share our insights with the larger world. They’re interested in what we have to say. (And, let’s remember, most of them are stuck at home looking for something to read!)"
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Nate Jones
The Department of Justice's historical effort to weaken the Freedom Of Information Act and why Congress must strengthen the law.
SOURCE: Politicus USA
"It goes way beyond Nixon.”
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Apple argued that if the government prevails, it could force companies to do a number of other things going forward in the name of surveillance and security.
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