ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

July 20, 2018
By Marian Currinder House Leadership Matt Fuller, “Can Anyone Take Down Nancy Pelosi?” Huffington Post: “The California Democrat, the first and only woman to ever serve as Speaker… Read More

Don’t place all your hopes (or fears) on a new Supreme Court justice

July 18, 2018
It was a home run for the White House. A senior Supreme Court justice — appointed by a Republican president but who joined the court’s liberal wing in the most controversial… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

July 13, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Senate Jonathan S. Tobin, “The Centrality of Mitch McConnell,” National Review: “But as Trump unveiled Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second pick for… Read More

Some takeaways from the “Trump 25”

July 6, 2018
During the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump released a list of names that, if elected, he would use to nominate the next Supreme Court justice. The original list started with… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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June 29, 2018
Senate Matt Glassman, “The SCOTUS Nomination, Senate Procedure, and Democratic Strategy,” Notice & Comment: “With the announcement of Justice Kennedy’s retirement yesterday, many liberals have called on Senate Democrats… Read More

Those 5-4 decisions on the Supreme Court? 9-0 is far more common.

June 28, 2018
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement Wednesday that he would be retiring from the Supreme Court led to justifiable hand-wringing about his crucial role as the swing vote in 5-4 decisions. Read More

Clarifying the power of federal agencies could offer Trump a lasting legacy

June 25, 2018
In this age of unbridled administrative overreach, it is a rare thing for the executive branch to be willing to slim itself down. Yet on June 21, … Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

June 22, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Senate Niels Lesniewski, “Senators Keeping Hope — and ‘Regular Order’ — Alive,” Roll Call: “Does the Senate’s sudden appetite for “regular order” have… Read More

The federal courts need more judges — magistrates can help

June 21, 2018
There is a crisis in the federal judiciary — 75 of them to be exact. That is the number of federal courts, according to the Judicial Conference (the… Read More

Video: Congress and national security

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June 21, 2018
The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group’s May meeting featured a panel of national security experts who discussed a wide range of vital topics including: Congress’ role in national security and… Read More