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Whistleblowers are essential to America’s health and safety
Aubrey Neal

AIN UPDATE

Nov. 12, 2019

On Nov. 7, the lawyer representing the intelligence community whistleblower—whose complaint regarding President Trump’s actions during a call with the president of…

The dust has settled: The national security consequences of storming the SCIF far outweigh the political gains.
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Nov. 8, 2019

On Oct. 23, over two dozen members of Congress forced their entry into the congressional Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) with the alleged intent to…

The power of the congressional subpoena: Two cases test administration’s claim that presidential advisors are “absolutely immune” to Congress’ call for testimony.
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update
Nov. 8, 2019
Two former Trump administration officials, White House counsel Donald McGahn and Deputy National Security Advisor Charles Kupperman, have turned to the U.S. District…

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…