Daniel A. Farber (UC-Berkeley): The Conservative as Environmentalist: From Goldwater and the Early Reagan to the 21st Century. Robert V. Percival (Maryland): Environmental Law in the Trump Administration. Trump’s green assault off to fast start: The president's moves to slash regulations and chop EPA's budget represent the most aggressive environmental rollback in decades. Brad Plumer on 5 possible futures for the EPA under Trump. Three ways new EPA head Scott Pruitt will dismantle environmental protection. E.P.A. head stacks agency with climate change skeptics. Steve Bannon used to believe in science — now he’s America’s top climate villain.

Edward L. Rubin (Vanderbilt): Rejecting Climate Change: Not Science Denial, but Regulation Phobia. Once-cautious climate economist reverses course, issues warning against the cost of inaction: William Nordhaus says social cost of CO2 much higher than he thought, while team Trump says it is zero. Republicans beg their party to finally do something about global warming. Here’s what optimistic liberals get wrong about Trump and climate change. Can the world beat climate change without the U.S.? With Donald Trump creating a leadership void, other countries must build on the momentum of the Paris agreement. Does Trump’s ascent mark end times for a “good” Anthropocene?


WikiLeaks strikes again: Here are 4 big questions about Vault 7. What’s not in the WikiLeaks documents is more important than what is. WikiLeaks has joined the Trump administration: The anti-American group has become the preferred intelligence service for a conspiracy-addled White House. How will national security institutions survive their war with Trump? Institutional safeguards have already checked a dangerous president — but risk eroding the institutions themselves. Alexandra Petri on everything you wanted to know about Deep State but were afraid to ask. Noah Feldman on how Trump's wiretap tweets raise risk of impeachment.

Trump adviser Roger Stone communicated with Russian hackers before election. FBI investigation continues into “odd” computer link between Russian bank and Trump Organization. Ali Watkins goes inside the investigation to get to the bottom of Russia’s role in the election. Matt Taibbi on why the Russia story is a minefield for Democrats and the media.


Robert P. Merges (UC-Berkeley): Philosophical Foundations of IP Law: The Law and Economics Paradigm. Deborah Tuerkheimer (Northwestern): Incredible Women: Sexual Violence and the Credibility Discount. It’s not just Uber: The dysfunction and harassment Susan Fowler experienced doesn’t just happen at Uber — it pervades our working lives. Madison Malone Kircher on how Uber got here. Mark Carrigan on Uber as a moral project. Jeff Sessions considers special counsel, but not for Trump — for his Department of Justice predecessors under former President Barack Obama. In Poland, a preview of what Trump could do to America. Timothy Williamson on vagueness, or, when is a heap of sand not a heap of sand?

Paul Ryan just admitted he has no idea how health insurance works. Is the far Right actually going to kill Trumpcare? Yes, conservatives hate the term “care”. The Great Republican Swindle: The Trump administration and GOP Congress are lying about Obamacare and their proposed replacement — if they succeed, it would be one of the great scams in the history of Congress.


Jared A. Goldstein (Roger Williams): Unfit for the Constitution: Nativism and the Constitution, from the Founding Fathers to Donald Trump. Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law, by James Q. Whitman, brings into full view the U.S. Immigration Act of 1924's place in the context of Nazi theory and practice, writes Scott McLemee. Trump’s new budget document suggests a more coherent rationale for that infamous executive order: We must be willing to accept a higher risk of terrorism, for the sake of restricting (non-white) immigration. Immigration agents discover new freedom to deport under Trump. Palantir provides the engine for Donald Trump’s deportation machine. Thousands of ICE detainees claim they were forced into labor, a violation of anti-slavery laws.

Walter Pincus on US immigration: Waiting for chaos. Trump's promise to ramp up deportations spreads fear — among California businesses. The staggering, sudden change at the US border: Fear of Donald Trump might have kept tens of thousands of people from coming to the US. Does border drop mean Trump's tough talk is working? ICE isn’t just detaining “bad hombres” — they’re scooping up anyone in their path. How America's idea if illegal immigration doesn't always match reality. Here’s the reality about illegal immigrants in the United States: There are 11 million of them, the best estimates say, laboring in American fields, atop half-built towers and in restaurant kitchens, and swelling American classrooms, detention centers and immigration courts.

From the University Bookman, a symposium on conservative thinking on immigration: “Citizen, Community, and Welcoming the Stranger”. Nelson Lichtenstein on how immigrants built the American Left — and can build it again. Trump tweeted that the new immigration book Green Card Warrior by Nick Adams is a “must read” — you must not.


Jennifer Nou (Chicago): Subdelegating Powers. From ProPublica, meet the hundreds of officials Trump has quietly installed across the government. Want to know what “deconstruction of the administrative state” looks like? Look at Trump’s staffing. The White House is scrutinizing job candidates’ old social media posts for criticism of Trump. The worst boss in America: Donald Trump isn't a shrewd executive — he's a workplace bully and it's undermining his policy agenda. How does a populist govern? Trump needs to make the move from populist to establishment figure if he wants to succeed as president. Staying true to yourself in the age of Trump: A how-to guide for federal employees.

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