Author Archive

Jennifer Selin

Kinder Institute Assistant Professor of Constitutional Democracy, Mizzou

Defense

Can the President Really Order the Military to Occupy U.S. Cities and States?

President Trump has warned that he will send the military into states to curb protests. Is Trump’s warning bluster? Or does the president have the authority to send the military into American cities?

Oversight

Analysis: What Federalism Means for the Coronavirus Response

Throughout the coronavirus crisis, President Trump has made inconsistent statements about who is responsible for key aspects of the nation’s response to the pandemic. The Constitution has the answer.