The latest about Executive Power

  • The case for (and against) congressional standing to sue the president

    … This past week, the House Rules Committee approved a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against the executive branch for unlawfully delaying the PPACA’s employer mandate penalty. On July 25, attorney David Rivkin and FIU law professor Elizabeth Price Foley took to the Post‘s pages to outline the reasons they believe the House has standing to pursue…

    13 readers - Jonathan H. Adler/ The Volokh Conspiracy
  • All nine justices reject recess appointments in Noel Canning

    … The Supreme Court has issued yet another opinion unanimous in the judgment: Noel Canning v. NLRB.  All nine justices conclude that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were invalid.  Justice Breyer, writing for the Court, rests on the conclusion that the Senate’s pro forma sessions were valid and the Senate…

    11 readers - Jonathan H. Adler/ The Volokh Conspiracy
  • Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia. Movie review

    … Gore Vidal was one of the most important American public intellectuals from the late 1940s until the early 20th century. If you’re not familiar with him, then I highly recommend that you view the new biographical movie Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia, which is available as video on demand. The kind of person who reads the VC and other…

    10 readers - David Kopel/ The Volokh Conspiracy
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