Political Civility

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, MSNBC
George Conway, conservative lawyers call for ‘expeditious’ impeachment investigation
Paul Rosenzweig

From MSNBC:

Sixteen conservative lawyers, led by George Conway, called on the House to expedite its impeachment investigation into Trump in a letter they hope Republicans will read. Co-signer Paul…

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…

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…

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…

, Law & Liberty
Make America Diverse Again
James Wallner

E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one. The motto, emblazoned on one side of the Great Seal of the United States, succinctly captures the dual nature of the American founding. With just thirteen letters,…

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…

“We offer two arguments against allowing a president—any president, regardless of party—to circumvent congressional authority.” 26 former members of Congress urge their successors to uphold the Constitution
Aubrey Neal

AIN UPDATE 

On Feb. 25, the Project on Government
Oversight (POGO) published an open letter to current Republican members of Congress signed by 26
of their predecessors. In…

“If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just does not work that way.” – President Trump, SOTU 2019
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update 

Congress’ powers
of investigation and oversight are necessary for the health and stability of
American democracy. Congressional investigation is not a phenomenon unique to
the…