Can Trump Refuse to Fill Key Jobs?

Article/Op-Ed in The Hill
NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
July 31, 2017

Joshua Geltzer co-wrote for the Hill on whether President Trump can refuse to fill key executive-branch positions:

What the president will ultimately decide to do with the current unfilled executive branch offices is still unclear, and an exhaustive review of all of the offices without nominees is beyond the scope of this short piece. We’re therefore not alleging that any particular vacancy poses a legal problem. But, as laid out above, the president’s stated desire to leave certain executive branch jobs unfilled “because they’re unnecessary” raises significant legal questions.