Harry Litman

La Jolla, Calif.

Education: Harvard University, A.B.; University of California at Berkeley, J.D.

Harry Litman is a former U.S. attorney and deputy assistant attorney general. He teaches constitutional law and national security law at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law and the University of California at San Diego Department of Political Science. Litman also practices law with Constantine Cannon in San Francisco, specializing in the False Claims Act. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News. He is the creator and executive producer of the “Talking Feds” podcast (@talkingfedspod). Litman served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall
Latest from Harry Litman

This race could be a bellwether for the future of prosecution

It's a battle between reform and tradition.

March 2, 2020

​​This is one of the most odious achievements of Trump’s presidency

Attorney General William P. Barr’s department has effectively gone rogue.

February 11, 2020

Will acquittal kill the impeachment clause? The voters get the final say.

This November, the Constitution itself will be on the ballot.

February 5, 2020

Dershowitz may have argued himself out of relevance

On Wednesday night he drove the car off the cliff.

January 30, 2020

Trump’s mixed-motive defense is a lousy argument dressed up in plausible legalese

If GOP senators use the mixed-motive argument as a basis for voting against witnesses, they will have been hoodwinked, and perhaps willingly.

January 29, 2020

Why ‘too much delay’ is such a bogus argument against bringing in John Bolton

If the Senate decides to subpoena Bolton, and Trump runs to the courts, he should find the courthouse door closed to him.

January 27, 2020

Dershowitz and Starr may bring a slightly more reality-based Trump defense

Starr already has disavowed the president’s preferred see-no-evil strategy.

January 18, 2020

Bolton matters. But the documents probably matter more.

They set up effective testimony of any witnesses and provide nuggets of truth.

January 16, 2020

Democrats can get witnesses with 50 votes — if Roberts does his job

The trial will hinge on him using his powers and on Republican defectors.

January 14, 2020

Don’t assume the Supreme Court will give Trump a resounding victory

The president needs more than pro-executive views to keep his taxes hidden.

December 16, 2019