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Celebration of a Norm: The Civility of the Supreme Court
Aubrey Neal & Anthony Marcum

AIN UPDATE

Oct. 9, 2019

By Aubrey Neal and Anthony Marcum

This week the Supreme Court began its new term, which runs from October to June, with oral arguments on five cases that range…

Solutions Proposed in Response to Executive Branch Attacks on Scientific Integrity
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Oct. 4, 2019

Norms that uphold the integrity of federally funded research continue to be broken. The Union of Concerned Scientists’ ongoing tally of attacks on scientific integrity…

Administration’s whistleblower process must not fall victim to the president’s impeachment inquiry
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Sept. 25, 2019

Central to the fallout of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is Congress’ demand for the original whistleblower complaint…

President of the United States enlists personal lawyer to work with foreign leader to gather intel on political opponents
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Sept. 25, 2019

On September 25, an official, declassified memoradum was released of a July conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. It…

President of the United States enlists U.S. attorney general for private campaign work in partnership with foreign leader to gather intel on political opponent
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Sept. 25, 2019

On September 25, an official, declassified memoradum was released of a July conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. It…

Over 64% of congressional members have never participated in proper budget processes.
Aubrey Neal

AIN UPDATE

Aug. 26, 2019

Congress is losing institutional knowledge on one of its key constitutional responsibilities: setting a budget and appropriating federal funds.

The 104th Congress,…

This Land is Our Land: America’s Diversity is One of its Greatest Strengths, Especially in Congress.
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

In a tweet posted Sunday, July 14, the president suggested that several progressive Democratic congresswomen “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from…

Senate Sets Record for Least Number of Amendment Votes Taken Before August Recess
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Senators’ ability to submit amendments is a crucial facet of our legislative process. Rather than simply voting up or down on the priorities of others, this ability allows…

President’s Tweets Count as Official Statements, Twitter Followers Get First Amendment Protections
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Throughout the Trump administration, the White House and Department of Justice have supported the president’s opinion that his tweets count as official White House statements. The…

Over 70 percent of young adults believe the Supreme Court is motivated by politics, not law
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

A recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that 71 percent
of young Americans, ages 18 to 34, believe that the Supreme Court is
“mainly motivated by politics.”…