Marty Lederman

Founding Editor

Marty Lederman (@marty_lederman)  is a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.  He was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel from 2009 to 2010, and an Attorney Advisor in OLC from 1994-2002.  In 2008, with David Barron, he published a two-part article in the Harvard Law Review examining Congress’s authority to regulate the Commander in Chief’s conduct of war.  He has been a regular contributor to several blogs and web sites, including Balkinization, SCOTUSblog, and Opinio Juris.

Areas of Expertise: Constitutional Law, National Security Law, Separation of Powers, War Powers, Torture, Detention, Interrogation, International Law, Treaties, Executive Branch, Surveillance

Articles by this author:

The Deeply Concerning, Misguided D.C. Circuit Mandamus Ruling in the Flynn Case


Jun 24th, 2020

Notes on John Bolton’s Brief Opposing the Government’s Motion to Enjoin Publication of His Book

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Jun 19th, 2020

Questions for the Government in the Bolton Book TRO Hearing(s)

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Jun 18th, 2020

Assessing the Government’s Lawsuit Against John Bolton [UPDATED after Wednesday’s filing of a TRO motion]

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Jun 17th, 2020

Four Remarkable Arguments in DOJ’s Latest Brief in the Michael Flynn Case [UPDATED with links to reply/response briefs]


Jun 9th, 2020

Understanding the Michael Flynn Case: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff, and the Proper from the Improper


May 29th, 2020

Oversight and “Undermining”: Reflections on the Supreme Court Oral Arguments About Subpoenas for Trump’s Financial Information


May 15th, 2020

The Monsey Attack: What’s the basis for the federal charges against Grafton Thomas?


Jan 1st, 2020

Understanding the Two Mazars Subpoena Cases Before the Supreme Court [UPDATED to reflect 11/25 stay of mandate]


Nov 25th, 2019

Assessing the New U.S. “View” on the Legality of Israeli Settlements in the West Bank


Nov 19th, 2019

A Program on Intelligence Operations in Liberal Democracies: Ethics, Efficacy, and Accountability


Nov 6th, 2019

Why Robert Mueller Is Right that the Obstruction Statutes Apply to the President


May 15th, 2019

A Brief Aside on the Inexplicable May 2017 Rosenstein Memo About Comey


Apr 21st, 2019

Barr’s Redaction Process, cont’d


Apr 15th, 2019

Barr the Redactor?


Apr 6th, 2019

The Mattis Transgender Policy Will Go Into Effect Next Friday


Apr 1st, 2019

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