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Reconstructing the Presidency

Audio series from Lawfare & Goat Rodeo

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Produced By


After Trump Authors


Bob Bauer

Bob Bauer served as White House Counsel to President Obama. In 2013, the President named Bob to be Co-Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. He is a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law, as well as the co-director of the university's Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic. In 2020, he served as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign.

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Jack Goldsmith

Jack Goldsmith is the Learned Hand Professor at Harvard Law School, co-founder of Lawfare, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Before coming to Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.


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Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan writes a weekly opinion column for the LA Times, 

and monthly cultural columns for WIRED and The Economist. She hosted

Slate’s “Trumpcast” from 2017 to 2021. She is the author of “Magic and Loss:

The Internet as Art.”