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Can Congress Constitutionally Restrict the President’s Troop Withdrawals?

As others have discussed on Lawfare, Congress recently has begun to feel its oats when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. In the wake of general dissatisfaction with President Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, the Senate rebuked … Continue reading

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Election of Presidents in the Courts: Amendments to the Procedure

Theres recently been a slight amendment to the procedure for the election of the President of the Court and of the Presidents of Chambers. The change ends the privilege of age. The relevant provision of the Rules of Procedure (Article… … Continue reading

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All the President’s Memes

The New York Times: “On the 12th day of the federal government shutdown, the 45th president of the United States of America posted a meme on his Instagram account: an image of his half-glowering, half-smirking visage, hovering gigantically above the … Continue reading

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Paper – An Unappreciated Constraint on the President’s Pardon Power

Rappaport, Aaron J., An Unappreciated Constraint on the President’s Pardon Power (November 30, 2018). UC Hastings Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3293411 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3293411. [h/t Joe Hodnicki] “Most commentators assume that, except for the few textual limitations mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Blocking President’s Asylum Policy

Several weeks ago, the President signed an executive order preventing undocumented immigrants from applying for asylum. On Monday, a federal judge from San Francisco issued a nationwide injunction, forcing the government to continue to accept asylum claims by undocumented immigrants, … Continue reading

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