Media Mention

Jack Goldsmith on PBS NewsHour

April 8, 2024

Co-chair Jack Goldsmith joined PBS NewsHour to discuss the new “Principles for Insurrection Act Reform” jointly issued by the Presidential Reform Project and American Law Institute. Click to listen:

Jack said:

“The Insurrection Act, as it’s currently written, is a blank check for any president to bring the military into the domestic realm.

It has extremely vague triggers for its use. It has no time limit on its use. It’s just a blank check for any president. And so it’s an opportunity for abuse for any president. And there have been reform proposals for the Insurrection Act going back decades.

So, if — the time to do it is now, and the reason to do it is that no president should have this authority.”

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