As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins the confirmation hearing for William Barr, Professor Peter Shane discusses the role of an attorney general and their relationship to executive power.
“The interpretive approach of Justice Department lawyers to the Constitution is very important because many separation-of-powers issues never wind up in court,” Shane said. “Barr’s method is not uniquely his, but it does represent a particularly aggressive school of executive power thought.”
“Uncertainty as to the future of the Russia investigation will surely not abate amid the president’s Twitter storms,” Shane writes.
When Professor Peter Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, was called upon by Democrats to testify at Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing to the U.S. Supreme Court, the hearings were set to begin in just 12 days. Shane had even less time to prepare his testimony: His remarks were due two days in advance, and of course, he still had to teach.
On Monday, Feb. 6 a faculty panel discussed the President’s Executive Orders on Immigration. Dean Alan C. Michaels moderated and Professors David S. Bloomfield, Ruth Colker, Mohamed Helal, and Peter Shane presented. [Listen to Audio Recording]
On Monday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium, a faculty panel discussed the President’s Executive Orders on Immigration. Dean Alan C. Michaels moderated and Professors David S. Bloomfield, Ruth Colker, Mohamed Helal, and Peter Shane spoke. To listen […]
Professor Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, wrote an op-ed for The Atlantic on U.S. v. Texas, a challenge to the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program that went before the Supreme Court.
Peter M. Shane wrote an opinion piece for the American Constitution Society’s blog on U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen and the legality of deferred action.
Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law and an internationally recognized scholar in administrative law, wrote an article for Bloomberg BNA about congressional attacks on FCC-White House links and net neutrality.
Professor Peter M. Shane, one of the country’s foremost experts in presidential powers, wrote a commentary on the Bergdahl-Guantanamo prisoner swap. Ironically, a Bush-era memo would give the President legal cover, but Shane argues he doesn’t need it.
Professor Peter M. Shane, a nationally recognized expert in separation of powers law, wrote a column in The Atlantic on the Supreme Court case Noel Canning v. NLRB. Shane wrote: “There is nothing liberty-protecting in the capacity of the Senate to undermine public administration by stonewalling the nominations of perfectly qualified government officers.”
A journal led by faculty and students at Moritz has launched an online “working draft symposium” on the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency. “NSA Surveillance: Issues of Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberty” is only the second symposium in the wake of recent revelations on NSA’s bulk collection of data about Americans’ telephone and Internet communications.