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News Posted on November 17, 2017

Professor Joh Publishes Essay on Trump and the Constitution in New York Review of Books

Professor Elizabeth Joh published an essay in the New York Review of Books. The article, “Year One: Stress Testing the Constitution,” appears as part of series on the changes that have resulted from the 2016 presidential election.

Professor Joh writes about numerous ways in which President Trump has challenged “the usual ways we think about the presidency and the Constitution,” including his public criticisms of the judiciary, his alleged violations of the Emoluments Clauses, his use of the pardon power, and his “endless tweeting” that has criticized a wide range of elected officials, private citizens, and foreign leaders.

“Our constitutional democracy is undergoing its own stress test,” writes Joh. “We will find out soon enough if the Constitution, like Trump’s wall, can withstand such sustained assault.”

Professor Joh's scholarship focuses on criminal procedure and policing, with a special emphasis on DNA evidence, undercover policing, and new surveillance technologies. She is the recipient of King Hall’s 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award.