Mr. (Jack) Smith Goes to Washington

Legal Ethics in the News – NYC Bar Association · Mr. (Jack) Smith Goes to Washington


Explaining the Conflict Issues and the Special Counsel Rules as they apply in the Justice Department’s investigation of Donald Trump.

Stephen Gillers is the Elihu Root Professor of Law Emeritus and Barbara Gillers is an Adjunct Professor of Law, both at New York University School of Law.

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Reference List for Podcast #20: Mr. (Jack) Smith Goes to Washington

28 C.F.R. § 45.2

Stephen Gillers, Because They Are Lawyers First And Foremost: Ethics Rules And Other Strategies To Protect The Justice Department From A Faithless President, 57 Georgia Law Review 163 (2022)

Morrison v. Olsen, 487 U.S. 654 (1988)

Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52 (1926)

United States v Nixon, 418 U.S. 683 (1974)

Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 140 S. Ct. 2183 (2020)

Collins v. Yellen, 141 S. Ct. 1761 (2021)

In re Grand Jury Investigation, 916 F.3d 1047 (D.C. Cir. 2019)