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E. Donald Elliott
E. Donald Elliott
E. Donald Elliott has been a professor at Yale Law School since 1981 and now also teaches at the Scalia Law School. He teaches and writes in a wide-variety of subjects, including constitutional law, civil procedure, administrative law, and energy and environmental law. He has also practiced law in Washington, D.C. for over 30 years with several leading law firms. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Environmental Lawyers, and a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States. He served as general counsel of the EPA, 1989-1991.
by | Dec 16, 2019

Whatever its legal merit or lack thereof, the upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate is a political show trial that…

by | Dec 6, 2019

Our country could survive an impeachment trial of Donald Trump. We’d be wounded and I hope that calamity can be…

by | Dec 1, 2019

Just how stupid are we human beings as a species? That’s been an ongoing debate in the environmental law field…

by | Nov 19, 2019

As Benjamin Franklin was leaving the Constitutional Convention, he was asked, “What have you given us?” He answered: “A Republic,…

by | Nov 12, 2019

In his fine book Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide (2017), Harvard Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein, a prominent Democrat who served…

by | Nov 6, 2019

The most frequently quoted one-liner about impeachment is Gerald Ford’s: “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House…

by | Oct 28, 2019

My Yale Law School colleague Bruce Ackerman has proposed a theory of constitutional change that he calls “constitutional moments.” The…

by | Jun 28, 2019

The pundits in the left-wing press have uniformly agreed with President Trump’s decision to call off the retaliatory strike on…

by | May 14, 2019

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that made me laugh: “Make American Smart Again. Impeach Trump.” Let’s see…

by | Apr 9, 2019

One of the tragedies caused by the decline of education over the last century has been the demise of rhetoric,…

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