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The Hill: Time for President Biden to push emergency powers reform

The Jan. 6 Committee hearings that began last week will highlight the many ways in which Donald Trump’s presidency exposed the fragility of our democracy. Indeed, Congress has been considering major reform packages to shore up democracy’s guardrails by codifying restraints on executive power. The White House has applauded these efforts, but it’s time for President Biden to ramp up support. A rare…
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Project Syndicate: America’s Post-Roe Constitutional Abyss

The states’ rights theory embraced by slaveholding states before the US Civil War and later used to defend racial segregation is again threatening civil rights and the underpinnings of the American state. The doctrine is part of a right-wing legal insurgency attacking everything from federal regulation to the electoral system. WASHINGTON, DC – The old…
Mark Medish
May 11, 2022
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CNN Opinion: Most Americans don’t know about these secret presidential powers

The January 6 House Select Committee is steadily peeling back the layers of deceit and deception practiced by those who planned or participated in the effort to overturn the 2020 US presidential election. During its investigation, the committee has discovered a draft of a presidential executive order directing former President Donald Trump's defense secretary to "seize, collect, retain and…
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The Atlantic: Can Tech Companies Protect Free Speech in the Information Age?

Big tech companies defend their hands-off approach to their platforms by arguing that they’re defending free speech. Geoffrey Stone, professor at the University of Chicago Law School; and Mary McCord, professor at Georgetown Law, join The Atlantic’s Rebecca Rosen for a conversation about free-speech standards on day two of a conference on disinformation and the…
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Ending Ukraine’s Tragedy

While Russian President Vladimir Putin is solely responsible for the war in Ukraine, all parties must be realistic about what an achievable endgame could look like. If the path of negotiation is open, a peace settlement should balance several imperatives. By Mark Medish Former NSC Senior Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs in the…
Mark Medish
March 9, 2022
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Just Security: Congress Can and Should Address the Threat from Unauthorized Paramilitary Activity

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series from leading experts with practical solutions to democratic backsliding, polarization, and political violence. A year after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the United States remains politically and culturally polarized. Recent polling suggests alarming numbers of Americans believe that violence against the government may be…
Mary McCord
January 24, 2022