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Michael McConnell

Michael McConnell

Director, Constitutional Law Center & Professor, Stanford Law School

Michael McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. A leading authority on constitutional history and constitutional law, he is author of numerous articles and co-author of two casebooks, including The Constitution of the United States. McConnell brings wide practical experience to bear on his teaching and scholarship. Before joining Stanford in 2009, he served as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He has argued 14 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, served as assistant to the Solicitor General in the Department of Justice, under President Ronald Reagan, and was a member of the President'€™s Intelligence Oversight Board from 1988 to 1990. He is of counsel to the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis.

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The injunction isn’t about prosecutorial discretion. It is about granting illegal aliens benefits not allowed by law.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Framers adopted the Take Care Clause to ensure that the executive in this republic is likewise forbidden to make law unilaterally. That is why the duty to “take care” means so much.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Audio: McConnell discusses the constitutionality of President Obama’s recent executive action order on immigration.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Like King James II, the president decides not to enforce laws he doesn’t like. That’s an abuse of power.
Monday, July 8, 2013
It’s a mistake to excuse Obama’s disregard for the Constitution. Precedents set now will be exploited by the next administration.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
In this amicus brief, McConnell argues that the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program violates the Take Care Clause of the Constitution.
Friday, April 1, 2016