Diving Deeper into Key Issues on a Policy or Advocacy Level
Above the Law: Great journal on Legal Stuff in Politics
National Security Law
Just Security is an online forum for the rigorous analysis of U.S. national security law and policy. We aim to promote principled and pragmatic solutions to national security problems that decision-makers face. https://www.justsecurity.org/34404/case-serving-trump/
Civil Rights Law
Campus Sexual Assault in a Trump Era- Inside Higher Ed
Primer on Title IX - knowyourIX 1. Title IX is a landmark federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Title IX is not just about sports; it is a prohibition against sex-based discrimination in education. It addresses discrimination against pregnant and parenting students and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs. It also addresses sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual violence. Sexual violence includes attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality-based threats or abuse, and intimate partner violence.
Trump Administration May Back Away from Title IX, but Campuses Won’t- Chronicle of HigherEd
Johnson Amendment -Separation of Church and State
What is the Johnson Amendment- wikipedia
Emoluents Clause: Presidential Conflicts of Interest Time Mag
The “emoluments clause” is the only conflict of interest law that applies to the presidency. It is designed to keep foreign interests from essentially buying influence with U.S. government officials, including the president. Trump may tread on this clause literally during the first week of his presidency as foreign agents pay vast sums to stay at his hotel during inauguration week. Here’s the exact language from the “Emoluments Clause” in the Constitution: “No person holding any (U.S.) office of profit or trust…shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present…of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.”
The central question will be this: if foreign agents spend $5 million—or $500 million—to stay at Trump properties as a way to curry favor with the White House, does this constitute an emolument given to directly benefit the president-elect? The clause’s applicability to a president has never really been tested in court. It might during a Trump presidency if he chooses not to sell his assets, or set up a true blind trust that shields him from knowing if anything valuable is offered to him.
At 2:12 Pence promises that Trump will Repeal the Johnson Amendment that makes it illegal for churches to do political work
Bannon and his philosophies https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/opinion/bannon-versus-trump.html?_r=5