Tag: Senate
The Senate Should Dismiss the Article of Impeachment
IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE IN THE MATTER OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF DONALD JOHN TRUMP DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS This matter comes before the United States Senate on Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss. Because Defendant is no longer president, vice president, or a civil officer of the United States, the Article of Impeachment should be...
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Court of Appeals Holds Obama Exceeded Authority on Recess Appointments
The Constitution allows presidents to fill certain vacancies temporarily when the Senate is out of session–a recess appointment. “The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.” While in office, Obama has made about...
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Why is the Senate in the Tourism Business?
The Senate yesterday voted to charge international travelers a $10 fee to help pay for a new nonprofit corporation that would promote tourism in the United States. See here. A reasonable person could be forgiven for wondering why the Senate is even bothering with such minutiae, as well as questioning the economic wisdom of...
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Bummer Day for California Women Politicos
The U.S. Senate has been termed “The Most Exclusive Club,” and with good reason: the power and benefits are enormous. Today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is again in a spotlight for the benefits that have accrued to her husband from her access to such power: On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen....
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