Republicans’ committee leadership term limits are not the only tool to hold legislators accountable and promote healthy turnover.
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House Republicans have sued to enjoin the use of the House’s proxy voting system. Will the case break new ground?
The opinions reveal a Supreme Court grappling with the implications of the inseparable duality of the individual president and the institutional presidency.
The 7-2 majority held that courts must take into account separation of powers concerns in resolving disputes over congressional subpoenas seeking personal information of the president.
In the end, President Trump has probably succeeded in his effort to keep his financial records from Congress through the November election. But if his goal was to prevent the judiciary from enforcing congressional subpoenas affecting him, he has likely failed.
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.
Congress has significant constitutional power to curtail the president’s discretion to fill vacancies created by his firings of inspectors general.
The Department of Defense has sent a request to Congress to roll back post-service lobbying restrictions for former general and flag officers and senior Pentagon civilians. That’s a terrible idea.
The Senate Judiciary Committee sees exactly what the country is yearning for right now: another investigation of the origins of the Russia investigation.