Latest from Andrew Rudalevige

Bill Clinton said he was ending big government. Biden wants to bring it back.

Five takeaways from Biden’s speech on his first 99 (or 98?) days in office
  • Apr 30, 2021

Biden may be getting rid of the Authorizations for the Use of Military Force. That deserves a ‘Whoa.’

The possibility of addressing the legal framework for the war on terror is big news.
  • Mar 6, 2021

If a president becomes incapacitated, here’s what the Constitution says

The 25th Amendment answers at least some of the big questions.
  • Oct 3, 2020

Trump’s latest executive actions have 3 big problems

In 2016, Trump said executive orders signaled lazy leadership. Whoops.
  • Aug 12, 2020

On DACA, the Supreme Court tells Trump: You have to follow the rules to change the rules.

And you can't make up your reasons after the fact.
  • Jun 19, 2020

Trump just issued another immigration ban. That’s because Congress handed over its immigration powers.

Like most presidents, President Trump isn’t allowing "a good crisis to go to waste."
  • Apr 24, 2020

Trump declared two different kinds of emergencies for covid-19. There might soon be 52.

What does an emergency declaration mean, in law and practice?
  • Mar 14, 2020

Does Trump need Congress’s approval to go to war with Iran?

That depends on whether Congress wants to try to stop him.
  • Jan 4, 2020

Is the impeachment inquiry really ‘unconstitutional’?

There’s a long history of White House lawyers saying what the boss wants to hear.
  • Oct 10, 2019

Four things Donald Trump can learn from Bill Clinton’s experience with impeachment — but probably won’t

How can a White House endure a major investigation and still govern?
  • Oct 2, 2019