The Supreme Court has severely curtailed—and in many cases effectively eliminated—the ability to sue federal officials to vindicate constitutional rights. Congress can force courts to entertain these suits by enacting statutory qui tam remedies.
Masha Simonova is a student at Harvard Law School. She has previously worked at two district attorney offices, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a cyber-security consulting firm, and a private law firm. She is the Executive Editor for the National Security Journal and Supervising Editor for the Journal on Legislation.
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With the coronavirus in every state and multiple territories, what emergency authorities do state and territory executives possess to address the public health crisis?
The Trump administration’s declarations have utilized some of the federal government’s emergency powers to address the coronavirus outbreak. But what other powers remain untapped?
Every state has reported cases of coronavirus infection. But what power do these states have to order compulsory quarantine of infected or exposed persons?
Summary: Appointment of USCIS Director Cuccinelli Violates Federal Vacancies Reform Act, Court Rules
Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that Kenneth Cuccinelli’s appointment on an acting basis to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had been unlawful.
The Trump administration’s refusal to engage the committee has a small problem: two federal obstruction of justice statutes.
Editor’s note: This is one of many summaries of depositions released by House impeachment investigators. The others are available here.