Congress should repeal the Logan Act. Modern, globalized communications have destroyed any remaining rationale for this outdated law. The Logan Act today potentially criminalizes much routine (and constitutionally-protected) speech of US citizens.
The Justice Department late Saturday night asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco for both an immediate stay and an emergency stay to lift the restraining order, said Kate Shaw, an ABC News contributor and professor at Cardozo School of Law in New York City.
Professors Markowitz, Nash and several members of the clinic team, spoke about their experiences Thursday, Feb. 2, in a panel discussion which highlighted their personal stories about the weekend’s events as well as a more in-depth legal look at President Trump’s recent executive order, its meaning and impacts.