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Steve Vladeck

Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law whose teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law and national security law. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Just Security blog (@just_security) and co-host of "The National Security Law Podcast" (@nslpodcast).

Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law whose teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law and national security law. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Just Security blog (@just_security) and co-host of "The National Security Law Podcast" (@nslpodcast).

Latest from Steve Vladeck

7d ago

Republicans say court packing is 'unconstitutional.' They're wrong.

The argument that court expansion is unconstitutional is weak, transparently political — and most importantly, wrong.
11d ago

Trump wanted unlimited power. Biden and Congress can ensure no president gets it.

It might seem strange at first blush for a president to support limiting his own powers, but there’s an important precedent for doing just that.
17d ago

Why the GOP is so adamantly against D.C. statehood

A look at both the Constitution's text and D.C.'s history shows why the GOP’s arguments are specious at best.

Trump's Senate impeachment trial is a referendum on voters' constitutional responsibility

We, the people, can and should hold our elected representatives accountable for not taking the Constitution seriously.
121d ago

Trump and Republicans' Electoral College election objections betray conservative legal thought

The events of the past few weeks suggest the principles animating modern conservative constitutionalism are merely arguments of convenience.
147d ago

17 states and Trump join Texas' lawsuit. It's still a doomed Supreme Court stunt.

When (not if) the Supreme Court slams the door on this contemptuous Texas case, the collateral damage will be to the reputation of the courts.
176d ago

Trump's election 'legal challenges' won't change 2020 results. Can he win by losing?

The weaknesses across these cases illustrate how the Trump campaign isn’t using the legal process; it’s abusing it.
184d ago

Trump's Supreme Court election ploy unlikely to change 2020's Electoral College results

The specter of litigation calling Wisconsin's result into question is minimal, at best. That may be bad for Trump, but it may be good for the rest of us.
186d ago

Trump's 2020 threats are a reminder that Election Day is not the end of the election

Americans stop voting today, but the election doesn't end today — no matter what you might hear tonight.
254d ago

Trump and Pompeo's disregard for the Hatch Act is business as usual. That's the problem.

Congress can and should make the punishments for violating these rules clearer, and it must give the Office of Special Counsel the power to enforce those punishments in court.
325d ago

Trump sues Bolton over new impeachment book. And it's (mostly) Congress' fault.

It’s all a big mess, but the bigger mess is the ridiculous state of the law governing national security classification more generally.