“GOP Lawmakers Seek to Jump-Start Long-Running IRS Investigation; Concerns raised at House hearing about possible IRS wrongdoing during congressional probe”

WSJ: The new Republican-controlled Congress is trying to pump fresh life into a long-running probe of alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Seeking to jump-start the stalled inquiry, GOP lawmakers raised concerns at a House hearing … Continue reading

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Podcast with Michael Morley on Arizona Redistricting Case

Northwestern University Law Review Online is pleased to announce its publication of a podcast with Professor Michael Morley discussing his recent essay, The Intratextual Independent “Legislature” and the Elections Clause.    In the essay, Professor Michael Morley assesses the Constitution’s Elections … Continue reading

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#SCOTUS Decides One of Its Most Important Noscitur a Sociis/Ejusdem Generis Cases Ever

Today the Court divides 5-4 on whether “records and documents” are similar to “fish and crocodiles” in some meaningful way. It’s a party for statutory interpretation geeks. Really interesting to watch Justice Kagan write a super-snarky dissent (is the the second … Continue reading

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“Executive Discretion and the Rule of Law: A Positive Analysis of Presidential Signing Statements”

Dan Rodriguez, Edward Stiglitz, and Barry Weingast have posted this draft on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: Executive discretion over policy outcomes is an inevitable feature of our political system. However, our commitment to separation of powers constrains this discretion; … Continue reading

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WI Voter ID Opponents File #SCOTUS Reply to Get Court to Take Case

You can read the short reply here. The reply makes a good and important timing point: This case is the only vehicle that guarantees the Court an opportunity to address the constitutional and statutory questions surrounding restrictive voter ID laws before the 2016 … Continue reading

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