Media Hits, Events, and Commentary (August 18, 2017 – October 14, 2017)

October 14th, 2017

Here are my commentaries, events, and media hits over the last two months.


  1. A Nonchalant Conclusion to Trump v. IRAP, Lawfare (Oct. 13, 2017).
  2. Quoted in Trump’s Cure for Obamacare Is Worse Than the Disease, Bloomberg (Oct. 11, 2017).
  3. The Legal Resistance to President Trump, National Review (Oct. 11, 2017).
  4. The emoluments clauses litigation, part 5 — problems with the complaints in CREW v. Trump, Washington Post (Oct. 1, 2017).
  5. The emoluments clauses litigation, part 4 — an emolument is the “profit derived from a discharge of the duties of the office”, Washington Post (Sept. 29, 2017).
  6. The emoluments clauses litigation, Part 3 — so what if the president does not hold ‘Office … under the United States’?, Washington Post (Sept. 28, 2017).
  7. The Emoluments Clauses litigation, part 2 — the practices of the early presidents, the first Congress and Alexander Hamilton, Washington Post (Sept. 26, 2017).
  8. Reality Sets in for Federal Courts: The Travel Ban Was a ‘Temporary Pause’, Lawfare (Sept. 25, 2017).
  9. The Emoluments Clauses litigation, Part 1: The Constitution’s taxonomy of officers and offices, Washington Post (Sept. 25, 2017).
  10. Trump Talks, Schneiderman Sues, Wall Street Journal (Sept. 13, 2017).
  11. Trump’s DACA Decision Defies All Norms, Foreign Policy (Sept. 7, 2017).
  12. ‘Neutral Principles’ and the ‘Presumption of Regularity’ in the Era of Trump, Lawfare (Sept. 7, 2017).
  13. Collateral Damage: The Arpaio Pardon and Separation of Powers, Lawfare (Aug. 30, 2017).



  1. Discussion of the Travel Ban at the UMass Law Federalist Society (Oct. 13, 2017).
  2. The Establishment Clause and Immigration Law, Roger Williams Law Review Symposium (Oct. 13, 2017).
  3. Debate on the Travel Ban, Georgetown Federalist Society Chapter (Oct. 11, 2017).
  4. Debate on the Travel Ban, George Mason Federalist Society Chapter (Oct. 10, 2017).
  5. The Legal Resistance,” Faulkner Law Review Symposium (Oct. 3, 2017).
  6. Lecture on the Travel Ban at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Federalist Society Chapter (Oct. 2, 2017).
  7. Address on the Supreme Court and the Second Amendment at the Gun Policy Rights Conference (Oct. 1, 2017).
  8. Discussion on the Travel Ban at Indiana University McKinney School of Law Federalist Society Chapter (9/27/17).
  9. Debate on the Travel Ban, San Diego Federalist Society Chapter (Sept. 14, 2017).
  10. Panel Discussion on the Travel Ban, Duke Law School Federalist Society Chapter (Sept. 11, 2017).
  11. Original Defiance and Later Acquiescence, South Texas Law Review Symposium (Sept. 8, 2017).
  12. Debate on the Travel Ban, Willamette Federalist Society Chapter (Aug. 30, 2017).



  1. Quoted in How Senate Republicans might make it easier to push through Trump’s judge picks, Vox (Oct. 13, 2017).
  2. Quoted in Trump gives Congress a kick in the rear to finally act on health care, Fox News (Oct 13, 2017).
  3. Quoted in Will ‘sore-loser litigiousness’ against Trump produce bad precedent?, ABA Journal (Oct. 12, 2017).
  4. Cited in Texas legislator shouted down at Texas Southern University law school; speech called off by university president for lack of central campus authorization, Washington Post (Oct. 10, 2017).
  5. Children of Japanese American legal pioneers from World War II fight travel ban, USA Today (Oct. 10, 2017).
  6. Guest on The American Way with Ian Swanson to discuss the Supreme Court’s Term (Oct. 6, 2017).
  7. Guest on 740AM KTRH Houston to discuss the start of the Supreme Court Term (Oct. 3, 2017).
  8. Quoted in Supreme Court begins new session with immigration case, Washington Times (Oct. 2, 2017).
  9. Guest on 1A, National Public Radio, to discuss the Supreme Court’s Term (Oct. 2, 2017) (Audio).
  10. Quoted in Supreme Court faces blockbuster term — and Trump, USA Today (Oct. 1, 2017).
  11. Quoted in With Gorsuch on the bench, the Supreme Court’s new term will address hot-button issues, ABA Journal (October 1, 2017).
  12. Quoted in The Supreme Court’s new term, The Economist (Sept. 30, 2017).
  13. Quoted in ‘Hamilton’ Signature Clouds Trump Emoluments Clause Case, Bloomberg BNA (Sept. 25, 2017).
  14. Guest on Bloomberg Law Radio to discuss the Travel Ban (Sept. 26, 2017) (Audio).
  15. Guest on ABC The World to talk about the Travel Ban (Sept. 26, 2017) (Video).
  16. Quoted in What does third Trump travel ban mean for Supreme Court case?, Christian Science Monitor (Sept. 25, 2017).
  17. Quoted in Supreme Court cancels travel ban arguments, The Hill (Sept. 25, 2017).
  18. Quoted in How Obama knee-capped his own health reform, Washington Examiner (Sept. 25, 2017).
  19. Cited in ‘Lonely Scholar With Unusual Ideas’ Defends Trump, Igniting Legal Storm, N.Y. Times (Sept. 25, 2017).
  20. Quoted in What Trump does with expiring travel ban will shape Supreme Court fight, Washington Examiner (Sept. 23, 2017).
  21. Cited in Was Alexander Hamilton a Zombie? Experts Say No, National Review (Sept. 21, 2017).
  22. Quoted in Senate confirms Trump’s solicitor general Noel Francisco, Washington Times (Sept. 19, 2017).
  23. Quoted in The Five Most Outrageous Legal Arguments Against DACA Repeal, Lifezette (Sept. 18, 2017).
  24. Guest on Bloomberg Law Radio to discuss the travel ban (Sept. 13, 2017).
  25. Quoted in The Supreme Court joins another battle over Donald Trump’s travel ban, The Economist (Sept. 12, 2017).
  26. Guest on CTV to discuss DACA (Sept. 9, 2017).
  27. Guest on The American Way with Ian Swanson to discuss the Supreme Court’s term (Sept. 9, 2017).
  28. Guest on Making Money, Fox Business Network, to discuss the 9th Circuit’s ruling in the travel ban case (Sept. 7, 2017).
  29. Cited in Where Amazon Should Go, N.Y. Times (Sep. 8, 2017).
  30. Quoted in DACA suits could cause static for Trump travel-ban opponents at Supreme Court, Politico (Sept. 6, 2017).
  31. Guest on Airtalk, 89.3 KPCC Public Radio, to discuss DACA (Sept. 6, 2017) (Audio).
  32. Guest on the Michael Berry Show, 740AM KTRH Houston to discuss DACA (Sept. 5, 2017).
  33. Quoted in Legal fight to preserve DACA takes shape, Politico (Sept. 5, 2017).
  34. Quoted in Thorny Battles Loom for Lawsuits Against Trump’s DACA Repeal, National Law Journal (Sept. 5, 2017).
  35. Guest on 570AM KLIF, The Morning Drive with Dave and Amy, Dallas, to discuss DACA (9/5/17).
  36. Quoted in “The Complete Power to Pardon” and “the Sole Power of Impeachment”, Cato At Liberty (Sept. 1, 2017).
  37. Quoted in Take the Pledge of Allegiance out of School, Ozy (Sept. 1, 2017).
  38. Quoted in Leftist Lawyers Argue Arpaio Pardon Invalid, Lifezette (Aug. 31, 2017).
  39. Quoted in Supreme Court Preview: Blockbuster Cases Likely to Deliver a Contentious, Consequential Fall Term, National Law Journal (Sept. 1, 2017).
  40. Quoted in Why Trump’s Arpaio pardon is different, Christian Science Monitor (Aug. 29, 2017).
  41. Quoted in Transgender troops have constitutional right to serve, civil rights groups say, Washington Times (Aug. 28, 2017).
  42. Quoted in Trump’s Legal U-Turns May Test Supreme Court’s Patience, N.Y. Times (Aug. 28, 2017).
  43. Quoted in Federal judge strikes down Texas’ voter ID law for having a discriminatory intent, Washington Times (Aug. 23, 2017).
  44. Quoted in Trump under the gun as Dreamers deadline looms, Politico (Aug. 23, 2017).
  45. Quoted in The trap the Supreme Court set for Democrats’ best health care ideas, Think Progress (Aug. 23, 2017).
  46. Quoted in Post-Charlottesville, Justice Roger Taney Statues Are Removed, but Not at the Supreme Court, National Law Journal (Aug. 22, 2017).
  47. Guest on KTRH 740AM Morning News to Discuss the ACLU’s position on the First and Second Amendment (Aug. 21, 2017).