Two alumni are taking part in the federal appeal of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration: August Fientje ’92 argued the case for the Department of Justice, and Judge Richard Clifton ’72 is one of three federal judges who will rule on the appeal. — The Washington Post

Gregory Mankiw ’80, James Baker III ’52, and George P. Shultz ’42 are among the economists, politicians, and business leaders who’ve signed on to a new climate policy proposal that could “prove durable when the political winds change.” — The New York Times

Notre Dame Law School professor Jeffrey Pojanowski ’00 writes that Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination “comes with a curveball”: the judge’s skepticism of executive power. — CNN

Ilya Shapiro ’99 of the Cato Institute endorses the Gorsuch nomination, saying he “fits the mold — or robe — of the irreplaceable Antonin Scalia.” — New York Post

In Marie Marquardt ’94’s novel The Radius of Us, a suburban teen falls in love with a young asylum seeker from El Salvador. The book was featured in an NPR story about immigrant teens in fiction. — NPR’s All Things Considered

Katie Kitamura ’99 is “a writer with a visionary, visual imagination,” Alexandra Schwartz writes in a review of Kitamura’s new novel, A Separation. — The New Yorker

Retired Gen. David Petraeus *85 *87 told the House Armed Services Committee that the United States is under “unprecedented threat” from Russia, China, Islamist extremists, and challenges to cybersecurity. — The Hill  

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