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Reports and Papers

Reports and Papers

“Congress Should Establish an Alternative Body to Assess the President,” Norman Eisen and Richard Painter. In Bandy Lee (ed.), The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President - Updated and Expanded with New Essays. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2019.

The anatomy of illiberal states: Assessing and responding to democratic decline in Turkey and Central Europe,” Alina Polyakova, Torrey Taussig, Ted Reinert, Kemal Kirişci, Amanda Sloat, James Kirchick, Melissa Hooper, Norman Eisen, and Andrew Kenealy, Brookings Institution, Foreign Policy, February 2019.

Considering collusion: A primer on potential crimes,” Barry H. Berke, Dani R. James, Noah Bookbinder, and Norman Eisen, The Brookings Institution, Governance Studies, November 1, 2018.

A perilous election looms,” Andrew Kenealy, Norman Eisen, and Darrell West, The Brookings Institution, Governance Studies, October 22, 2018.

"Unresolved Recusal Issues Require a Pause in the Kavanaugh Hearings," Laurence H. Tribe, Hon. Timothy K. Lewis, and Norman Eisen, Brookings Institution, Governance Studies, September 2018.

"Presidential Obstruction of Justice: The Case of Donald J. Trump: 2nd edition," Barry H. Berke, Noah Bookbinder, and Norman Eisen, Brookings Institution, Governance Studies, August 2018.

"Evidentiary Privileges Can Do Little to Block Trump-Related Investigations," Norman Eisen and Andrew Wright, American Constitution Society, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, June 2018.

Why President Trump Can’t Pardon His Way Out of the Special Counsel and Cohen Investigations,” Noah Bookbinder, Norman Eisen, Caroline Fredrickson and Conor Shaw, American Constitution Society, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, May 2018.

Why Limits on Contributions to Super Pacs Should Survive Citizens United,” Albert Alschuler, Laurence Tribe, Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, Fordham Law Review, March 2018.

The Smear Campaign Against Mueller: Debunking the Nunes Memo and the Other Attacks on the Russia Investigation,” Noah Bookbinder, Norman Eisen, Caroline Fredrickson and Kristin Amerling, American Constitution Society, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, January 2018.

The Most Unethical Presidency: Year One,” Noah Bookbinder, Norman Eisen, Richard Painter and the staff of CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, January 2018.  

Why Trump Can’t (Easily) Remove Mueller—and What Happens If He Tries,” Noah Bookbinder, Norman Eisen and Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , December 2017.

Presidential Obstruction of Justice: The Case of Donald Trump,” Barry H. Berke, Noah Bookbinder and Norman Eisen, Brookings Institution, Governance Studies, October 2017.

"Resolved, American Democracy Needs Less Sunshine and More Closed-Door Negotiations: Con," Gary D. Bass, Danielle Brian and Norman Eisen, in Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, Third Edition, eds. Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson (Los Angeles, CA: Sage Press, 2017). 

The Emoluments Clause: Its Text, Meaning, and Application to Donald J. Trump,” Norman Eisen, Richard Painter and Laurence H. Tribe, Brookings Institution, Governance Studies, December 2016.

The Impact of Open Government: Assessing the Evidence,” Vanessa Williamson and Norman Eisen, Brookings Institution, The Center for Effective Public Management, December 2016.

American Prosperity Project: A Nonpartisan Framework for Longterm Investment,” The Aspen Institute (signatory and co-author with working group), December 2016.

“Short-Termism, Perverse Management Incentives and Poor Productivity,” Norman Eisen and Andrew Smithers, Aspen Institute Call for Ideas Regarding Curbing Short-Termism, October 2015.

Why Critics of Transparency are Wrong,” Gary D. Bass, Danielle Brian and Norman Eisen, Brookings Institution, The Center for Effective Public Management, November 2014.