USC’s Gould School of Law
FROM Sam Erman
What if Trump refuses to answer questions in the Mueller investigation? Donald Trump faces increasing pressure to sit down with Robert Mueller. Whether he does that voluntarily is an open question. So what if he refuses? Can he be forced to talk, and can a sitting president be indicted?
Who is Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Merrick Garland? Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant after the death of Antonin Scalia, gave an emotional introduction to the American public. But Garland is anything but an emotional pick. He’s a moderate judge from the D.C. Circuit Court who’s been on Obama’s short list for years. At 63, he’d also be the oldest nominee in decades. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said he will not bring the nomination up for a vote. What’s likely to happen?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?