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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.”…

Fight Over Mueller Report Strains the Governance System
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Over the last week, tremendous tension has arisen between the executive and legislative branches concerning the contents and release of special counsel Mueller’s investigative report,…

Department of Justice Obstructs Administrative Norm of ‘Duty to Defend’
Anthony Marcum & Aubrey Neal

AIN UPDATE

Last week, the Justice Department notified a federal appeals court that it now agrees with a district judge’s December ruling that because the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual…

Presidential Candidates Toy with Idea of Expanding the Supreme Court, Endangering Judicial Norms
Anthony Marcum & Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

On Monday, Politico reported that
numerous Democratic presidential candidates have “not rule[d] out expanding the
Supreme Court if elected president.” 

Such a…

House Unanimously Urges DOJ to Make Mueller Report Public
Aubrey Neal

On March 14, 2019, the House passed a non-binding
resolution 420-0 encouraging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to publicly
release the full text of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report…

Representatives Testify to Strengthen Congress, Call for In-House Reform for First Time in Three Decades
Aubrey Neal

On March 12, 2019, the newly established House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress gaveled in for the first time, commencing their session with a Members Day hearing.  Thirty-five…

Resolution to Terminate President Trump’s Declared National Emergency Passes Both Chambers of Congress
Aubrey Neal

On March 14, 2019, the United States Senate voted 59-41 in support of H.J. Res. 46, a resolution to terminate the national emergency related to the U.S.-Mexico border, which was declared by…