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Peter Shane

Peter Shane

Professor Peter Shane cited in Supreme Court decision

A 2016 article titled “The Originalist Myth of the Unitary Executive,” written by Professor Peter Shane, was recently cited in a Supreme Court decision. The case of Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was decided on June 29, […]

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Professor Peter Shane publishes op-ed in The Atlantic concerning Michael Flynn prosecution

Professor Peter Shane, an expert in a variety of areas of law, recently wrote an op-ed in The Atlantic titled, “Flynn’s New Argument Is Constitutional Nonsense.” The op-ed, which surrounds Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, discusses the […]

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Professor Peter Shane publishes op-ed for American Constitution Society concerning President Trump and COVID-19

Professor Peter Shane recently published an op-ed on the American Constitution Society website titled, “A COVID-19 Signing Statement from the Unaccountable President.” In it, Shane exclaims that President Trump “cannot be trusted to stand behind those Administration officials who negotiate […]

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Professor Peter Shane publishes op-ed in The Atlantic discussing President Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci

During the outbreak of COVID-19, President Donald Trump’s messaging has sometimes contradicted that of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Moritz professor Peter Shane published an op-ed in The Atlantic arguing that President […]

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Trump Cannot Command States to Stand Down on COVID-19

Professor Peter Shane recently published an op-ed in the American Constitution Society’s Expert Forum titled, “Trump Cannot Command States to Stand Down on COVID-19.” In it, Shane explains how President Trump cannot command states to back away from their individual […]

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Peter Shane publishes op-ed in The Atlantic discussing President Trump’s administration

Professor Peter Shane, an expert in election law, recently published an op-ed in The Atlantic titled, “Trump’s Quiet Power Grab.” In the article, Shane discusses how he believes the “president’s administration is attempting to bring thousands of federal employees under his […]

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Professor Peter Shane publishes op-ed in The Atlantic

Professor Peter Shane has published an op-ed in The Atlantic titled, “The Obscure—But Crucial—Rules the Trump Administration Has Sought to Corrupt.” “A Senate committee has an opening this week to shed light on what is going on at OIRA under […]

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An executive order can’t fix Trump’s census problem

Professor Peter Shane recently authored an article in The Atlantic titled, “An Executive Order Can’t Fix Trump’s Census Problem.”

“President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will consider using an executive order to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census is but the latest presidential attempt to exaggerate or mythologize the power of the executive order.

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Professor Peter Shane elected to ACS Board of Directors

Professor Peter Shane confirmed June 21 that he has been elected to the American Constitution Society Board of Directors. 
The ACS is “the nation’s leading progressive legal organization, with over 200 student and lawyer chapters in almost every state and on most law school campuses. ACS was founded on the principle that the law should be a force to improve the lives of all people.”

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Liberals begin lining up young judges for a post-Trump surge

Professor Peter Shane was recently quoted in an article in The New York Times titled, “Liberals Begin Lining Up Young Judges for a Post-Trump Surge.”

“It would be nice to see more people who have experience outside the three big pots (sitting judges, prosecutors and senior law partners),” he said 

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Government A-OK: Ohio’s system of checks and balances avoids many federal pitfalls

“The public has much less tolerance for political grandstanding and much greater insistence on problem solving at the state level,” Shane said. 

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In clash with Congress, weak legal case may still help Trump

“Why should this misleading argument be any different from any other misleading argument?” Shane said.

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