No one could accuse Donald Trump's presidency of being boring. The first hundred days have careened wildly through scandals, revelations, outrages, and fracturing of political norms. Because Donald Trump is very unpopular, and because he regularly does things that his opponents consider outrageous, his critics have begun to describe his actions as creating or precipitating a "constitutional crisis," especially following his first executive order limiting entry into the United States, and again after his firing of FBI director James Comey.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Balkin, Jack M., "Constitutional Crisis and Constitutional Rot" (2017). Faculty Scholarship Series. 5158.