The Second Watergate? Presidential Power and the Criminal Prosecution of the Chief Executive

By Neil Banerji (Knox College) In February 2017, President Donald J. Trump’s request to then FBI director James Comey that he prematurely end the investigation of the national security advisor, Michael Flynn, has led to suspicions that the president may have committed an obstruction of justice. In response, the Department of Justice appointed another former…

The New Republican Tax Proposal

By James Dail (CMC ’20) Congressional Republicans have talked about overhauling the tax code for years, and it is now going to be the next item on their agenda since their healthcare push is winding down. They have partnered with two senior Trump administration officials, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn and Treasury…

Women Behind the Wheel: Impending Saudi Arabian Economic Restructuring

Allie Carter (CMC ’19) Saudi Arabia, characterized by its conservative religious and national values, has made the monumental decision to grant women the right to drive. This deep-rooted policy has been representative of the systemic repression of women in Saudi Arabia. The decision to permit women to drive not only has major social implications but…

U.S. Counter-terrorism Practices and International Law

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) Following President Trump’s vow in August to loosen restrictions on counter-terrorism measures, the White House has been preparing to dismantle Obama-era limits on drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefields. Specifically, national security advisers have proposed to expand kill missions by the military and the CIA from what is…