Commentary, Media Hits, and Events (January 22-February 9)

February 11th, 2018

Here are my commentaries, media hits, and speaking engagements from January 22, 2018 through February 9, 2018.


  1. The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, Part 8: There is no cause of action for a suit against the President in his individual capacity for purported violations of the Emoluments Clauses, Reason (Feb. 8, 2018).
  2. The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, Part 7: The President’s Acceptance or Receipt of Profits is not “Executive Action”, Reason (Feb. 7, 2018).
  3. The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, Part 6: Are the Claims Against the President in his Official or Individual Capacity?, Reason (Feb. 6, 2018).
  4. Trump Tried to Fire Mueller. So What?, Politico Magazine (Jan. 26, 2018).



  1. Quoted in Nunes: We’ve ‘grappled’ with approaching Chief Justice Roberts, The Hill (Feb. 7, 2018).
  2. Quoted in Federal Appeals Judge: Don’t End Nationwide Injunctions, National Law Journla (Jan. 26, 2018).
  3. Guest on National Constitution Center Podcast: The Constitution in Year One of the Trump Administration (Jan. 25, 2018) (Audio).
  4. Guest on KUT Austin Public Radio to discuss Mance v. Sessions (Jan. 24, 2018).
  5. Guest on Lou Dobbs Tonight, Fox Business Network (Jan. 23, 2018).


Academic Presentations

  1. Fake News and the First Amendment, Houston Bar Association (Feb. 3, 2018).
  2. Sanctuary Cities and the Constitutionality of 8 U.S.C. 1373, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law Symposium (Jan. 26, 2018).



  1. Trump v. CFPB, Dallas Federalist Society Chapter (Feb. 9, 2018).
  2. Bioethics and the Supreme Court, Cumberland Law School Federalist Society Chapter (Feb. 7, 2018).
  3. Restoring the Lost Confirmation, Chicago-Kent College of Law Federalist Society Chapter (Feb. 5, 2018).
  4. Health Care Reform, DePaul Federalist Society Chapter (Feb. 5, 2018).
  5. Debate on the DACA Recision, Rhode Island Federalist Society Chapter (Feb. 2, 2018).