'Life after McGahn' topic of webinar, October 8

The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School will present a virtual panel discussion on “Life after McGahn.” The webinar, co-hosted by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), will take place Friday, October 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.

In 2019, the House Judiciary Committee filed suit to enforce a subpoena compelling White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify.  The Trump White House claimed absolute immunity on McGahn’s behalf. 

After two years of intense litigation and multiple court decisions, in May 2021, the Committee and the Biden Administration agreed to dismiss the case and have McGahn testify in executive session with certain limitations. 

The agreement left a number of critical issues undecided by the courts including the key issue in the McGahn case, whether certain senior presidential aides are absolutely immune to congressional subpoenas. 

Various legislative proposals are now being considered to clarify to the courts Congress’ investigative authority and to expedite judicial decisions. 
The virtual in-depth panel discussion will explore the reasons for and consequences of the McGahn settlement and the impact on separation of powers,
checks and balances, and congressional oversight.

To register for the event, visit https://law.wayne.edu/levin-center.  Anyone with questions may email the Levin Center at Wayne Law at levincenter@wayne.edu.