Thursday, March 16, 2017

New "Take Care" Blog Aims To Hold Trump Accountable

by Michael Dorf

Today marks the launch of the Take Care blog, a new venture that will produce and collect critical commentary focusing on the Trump administration. The name "Take Care" comes from the Constitution's placement of an obligation on the president to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." The commentary on Take Care will evaluate how well or poorly President Trump is complying with that obligation.

I don't usually use this space simply to promote other work, but I'm making an exception for two reasons: First, I am one of the contributors to Take Care, although my contributions will mostly consist of cross-posting material that appears here on DoL, on Verdict, and on Newsweek. But since DoL readers already have easy access to my musings, the second and better reason I'm making this promotional announcement is the importance of the project. Take Care will feature commentary by an extremely strong pool of law professors and lawyers. Indeed, it already does. I urge readers to check it out.


Unknown said...

I am thankful to have the opportunity to read and become informed by learned professionals and patriots.

Thank You

Erick Vinther

Shag from Brookline said...

Perhaps the "Take Care Blog" will address whether the "Take Care Clause" makes the presidency a full-time job imposing upon the President the duty to avoid conflicts of interest, actual, potential and appearance of. Perhaps back in George Washington's presidency it was not a full-time job and appropriate for him to spend some of his time on business affairs at Mt. Vernon. The non-slave population back then was about 4 million in the 13 states. Now, with a population well in excess of 300 million and 50 states, it's a full time job that carries with it obligations to avoid matters that could be considered corruption, e.g., conflicts of interest.

Unknown said...

thank you, thank you thank you

Joe said...

Looks good.

Maybe, someone can tell Dawn Johnsen* that if she's going to be on Twitter, even if she isn't going to post too much, that she needs an icon. An "egg" is looked on as somewhat disreputable.

* Still not quite over her nomination for OLC head under Obama being blocked.