New Event Recording Online

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, the Levin Center hosted an online panel of legal experts to discuss how federal courts are shaping the ability of Congress to investigate issues and obtain information. The panel delves into cases decided from 2021 to 2022, discussing the emerging case law affecting such issues as whether the Speech and Debate clause bars suits challenging congressional subpoenas, Congress’ authority to subpoena tax return information, the impact of executive and common law privileges on congressional inquiries, and the rejuvenation of contempt of Congress prosecutions.


  • Doug Letter, Former General Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Emily Berman, Professor of Law, Houston University Law Center
  • Andy Grewal, Professor of Law, Iowa College of Law
  • Will Ortman, Associate Professor of Law & Edward M. Wise Research Scholar, Wayne State University Law School

Moderated by Elise Bean – Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy

For more information, see the case pleadings collected in Levin Center’s Oversight Case Law tracker.