A truckload of watermelons: Five OMG’s from John Lawrence’s “The Class of ‘74”

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November 28, 2018
John Lawrence has some tales to tell. He served nearly four decades in the House, culminating as the chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi during her stint as… Read More

Why we should expect to see more rule-breaking in Congress from now on

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November 21, 2018
On June 12, 2016, the United States was confronted with another horrific gun massacre, this time at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, resulting in the deaths of 49… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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November 16, 2018
Mike Gallagher, “How to Salvage Congress,” The Atlantic: “I have come to believe that the problem is not the people. The problem is a defective process and a power… Read More

LegBranch launches new website

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November 14, 2018
LegBranch.org, the hub for the congressional reform movement, launches a new and improved website today. The site features the latest research and writing on topics like congressional leadership, legislative… Read More

Administration revokes press pass in act of retaliation

November 9, 2018
On Nov. 7, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials were revoked in the wake of a heated interaction with the President during the White House’s post-election press conference. Press… Read More

Echoes of Our Great War

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November 9, 2018
When describing the state of American politics today, pundits have often turned to the phrase: “partisan trench warfare.” Martial metaphors of all kinds are ubiquitous in our political commentary, but… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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November 9, 2018
Kate Zernike, “Nancy Pelosi: Demonized or Celebrated, She Refuses to Agonize,” New York Times: “Ms. Pelosi, 78, is the highest-ranking woman in American politics and American political history. And… Read More

AG Sessions forced to resign in shadow of midterm elections.

November 7, 2018
On November 7, the day following the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump requested Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. This action follows months of tension between the Department of… Read More

Just How Abusive Are Our Administrative Courts, Really?

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November 7, 2018
In the early months of Donald Trump’s presidency, Steve Bannon thrilled legal conservatives with a declaration that the Trump administration would be committed to a “deconstruction of the administrative state.”… Read More

Sudan v. Harrison: How mailing a foreign embassy created a legal kerfuffle

November 6, 2018
Let’s say you want to sue someone. Along with writing a complaint and filing it with the court, you must be sure the person (or organization) you’re suing has “notice.”… Read More