Donald B. Ayer is a retired partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Jones Day where he was one of the firm’s most experienced Supreme Court lawyers, with 19 arguments before the Court. He has argued more than 60 other appeals. His experience covers subject areas ranging from criminal appeals to business torts to a wide range of constitutional and technical statutory and regulatory issues. He also has been lead counsel in 20 federal court jury trials.
Professor Ayer previously served as the Deputy Attorney General and Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California. He has served as President of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court in Washington, D.C. Professor Ayer currently teaches a course in Supreme Court Advocacy at Georgetown University Law Center and Duke University Law School.
December 16th, 2019 | 39 mins 50 secs
bill barr, democracy, department of justice, donald ayer, executive power, mueller report, unitary executive
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Donald Ayer joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Bill Barr's twisted vision of executive power, the latest with impeachment, and the damage that destruction of norms can do to democracy.