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“A Century of Surveillance”

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Arbitrary and intrusive executive power, with the threat it can pose to individual rights and the rule of law, is not some novel development of the past Presidency or two (or three or four). It goes back to the earliest days of the Republic. Show More Summary

Dianne Feinstein’s Plans For Guns And The “Terrorist Watch List”

Remember when we said this: They will go after you by the terrorist watch list, the no-fly list, and any other assortment of executive powers and decisions and regulations and rulings.  They will never confiscate your guns.  They will prevent you from renewing your driver’s license, your hunting license, your fishing license, your professional license, […]

Barack Obama vs. Founding Fathers on Executive Power

We have transitioned away from the traditional three branches of government — the legislative, the executive, and the judicial — to a new form under President Obama

MEGAN MCARDLE: Obamacare, Executive Power and the Rule of Law. A few weeks back, I noted that a …

MEGAN MCARDLE: Obamacare, Executive Power and the Rule of Law. A few weeks back, I noted that a judge had ruled against the Obama administration in a dispute over health-insurance subsidies. Some background: Obamacare makes insurers reduce out of pocket costs, like deductibles, to low-income people who purchase qualifying plans; the government is supposed to […]

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Why The Next President Must Be White, Male, and Republican: Media watchdogs s…

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Why The Next President Must Be White, Male, and Republican: Media watchdogs snoozed while Obama expanded executive power. They’ll wake up and bite when it’s Trump.

RICHARD EPSTEIN: The Perils of Executive Power. Our President should always be a straight, white, …

RICHARD EPSTEIN: The Perils of Executive Power. Our President should always be a straight, white, Republican male, since only then does our chattering class fully perceive the dangers of an unchecked executive.

Executive powers in the nursery

A baby's cry not only commands our attention, it also rattles our executive functions -- the very neural and cognitive processes we use for making everyday decisions, according to a new study.

Pipeline Permitting and the Limits of Executive Power

The tortured, roundabout, drawn-out process that led last fall to the final disapproval of the Keystone XL pipeline project was equal parts astonishing and frustrating.  After a seven-year process, in...

TRUMP IS ALREADY HAVING AN IMPACT, helping the Boston Globe learn to worry about executive powers….

TRUMP IS ALREADY HAVING AN IMPACT, helping the Boston Globe learn to worry about executive powers.

The Imperial Presidency, 2.0? Ryan is troubled by Trump’s views on executive power

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Three times, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., explained Thursday on CNN why he cannot support the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Seen in light of previous statements by Ryan, it’s clear that the speaker’s biggest...Show More Summary

Republicans challenge new Virginia rule that gives felons the right to vote

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A little more than a week after Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced he would use his executive powers to restore to felons in the state the right to vote — an act that was expected to enfranchise more than 200,000 people — the Republican-led legislature announced Monday it would...

Key and Peele Don Jumpsuits to Teach Trevor Noah the Dangers of Letting Ex-Convicts Vote

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe made headlines last week after announcing that he would use his executive powers to give 200,000 convicted felons in the state the right to vote. He also raised quite a few eyebrows from skeptics challenging...Show More Summary

Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order That Allows Felons To Vote

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order That Allows Felons To Vote Again Rather than having Republicans shut down the idea of restoring felons their voting rights, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe used his executive power and restored voting rights to hundreds of

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to 200,000 Felons

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an order on Friday restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons who have completed their sentences. By using his executive powers, the Democratic governor is circumventing the Republican majority in the state General Assembly. Show More Summary

“Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons”

NYT: Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing the Republican-run legislature. The action effectively overturns a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he … Continue reading ?

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Restores Voting Rights to Felons

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, reporting for the NYT: Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run Legislature. The action overturns...Show More Summary

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Excellent: Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia will use his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run legislature. The action will overturn a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising African-Americans. Show More Summary

Virginia Governor Restoring Voting Rights to Felons

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is using his executive power to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote, circumventing the Republican-run legislature.

Major News on the Voting Front

This is a very welcome development: Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia will use his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run legislature. The action will overturn a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising African-Americans. The sweeping order, in a […]

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