Jed Handelsman Shugerman (@jedshug) teaches at Fordham Law. He has a BA, JD, and a PhD in American History from Yale University. He is the author of The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America (2012) on the evolution of judicial elections and politics in America. He and a small team of legal historians submitted an amicus brief in the Emoluments litigation against the Trump Administration. He is writing a book called "The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians," about prosecutors and political ambition in American history. He is also writing about the historical development of the federal executive, the DOJ, and independent agencies. He writes about law and politics at shugerblog.com.