Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Is President Trump the Chief Law Enforcement Officer?

Josh Blackman, arguing at WaPo, says yes, pointing to the Vesting Clause and early history; Donald Ayer, arguing in The Atlantic, suggests no, pointing to post-Watergate reforms that created independence at DOJ. Here's PolitiFact on the question, from October last year.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2020/02/is-president-trump-the-chief-law-enforcement-officer.html

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