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Jack Goldsmith
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Jack Goldsmith 22m
Doesn't happen every day: , , , , , and , among others, all seem to find something to like in this piece. Thanks!
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Tim Wu Jul 16
I'm now become the Julius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology at Columbia Law School, succeeding the retiring Hal Edgar.
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My take: Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Russia Indictment 2.0 and Trump’s Press Conference With Putin
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Niall Ferguson 23h
On becoming an American. I picked a fine time:
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Senator Hatch Office Jul 13
“The Federalist Society is currently a bigger threat to the basic safety of Americans than MS-13.”
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Jack Goldsmith Jul 12
Replying to @MarkMazzettiNYT
I wish gave us more details on who said this, though.
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Jack Goldsmith Jul 12
Amazing and unprecedented in many ways. It's clearly a presidential prerogative to order broader access to this material, and doing so is just as clearly harmful to US intelligence and designed to discredit/disrupt Mueller.
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Jack Goldsmith Jul 12
In an opinion written by the esteemed Randy Moss, now a federal district court judge, appointed by President Obama.
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Jack Goldsmith Jul 12
My view about the role of the Senate in the confirmation process is the same today as when I testified eight years ago in favor of Justice Kagan.
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Samuel Moyn Jul 12
“There is hardly any political question in the United States that sooner or later does not turn into a judicial [confirmation] question.” Tocqueville, amended as the syndrome reaches its end stage
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Jedediah Purdy Jul 10
If you were designing a democracy, would it settle some of the most urgent and deeply felt questions of rights through randomly timed, highly political, but not actually democratic fights over appointments to an elite caste of interpreters of a very old & brief civic sacred text?
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Jack Goldsmith Jul 12
Replying to @samuelmoyn
true!
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Jack Goldsmith Jul 12
My (exceedingly brief) take on the Kavanaugh nomination.
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Scott Shapiro Jul 12
For those who disagree with ’s statement on Brett Kavanaugh, please compare to: Yale statement on Sotomayor Yale statements on Alito Harvard statement on Kavanaugh
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Jack Goldsmith Jul 11
Concerning some of the recent silliness on Kavanaugh and separation of powers, please see , , , , and Brett M. Kavanaugh, The Judge As Umpire: Ten Principles, 65 Cath. U. L. Rev. 683, 688 (2016):
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Orin Kerr Jun 29
Replying to @OrinKerr
In fact, every Justice owes his or her own job on the Supreme Court to a President whose work the Justice then reviews. For example, Elena Kagan worked for Obama, and then owed Obama her position on the Supreme Court; she then started ruling on laws signed by Obama.
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Jack Goldsmith Jul 10
Replying to @danepps
Some have, to be sure.
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Jack Goldsmith Jul 10
My twitter feed suggests that my progressive friends in the legal academy are rethinking their commitment to living constitutionalism and its cousins, the poverty of which are suddenly plain. They also appear to be rediscovering the virtues of judicial restraint.
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Ed Whelan Jul 10
My take on what got wrong and why he lost.
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