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Article II Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the Commander in Chief clause, states that "[t]he President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual...

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Petitioner Nicole Dalmazzi was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. See United States v. Dalmazzi, ACM No. 38808, 2016 WL 3193181, at *1 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. May 12, 2016). In January 2014, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations...

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In January 2013, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a February 2012 decision by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) was invalid because the Board did not have a sufficient number of board members to act at the time...

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Federal courts will refuse to hear a case if they find that it presents a political question. This doctrine refers to the idea that an issue is so politically charged that federal courts, which are typically viewed as the apolitical branch of...

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Separation of powers is a doctrine of constitutional law under which the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) are kept separate. This is also known as the system of checks and balances, because each branch is...

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On May 16, 2018, the Acting Director of the Office of Government Ethics alerted the Deputy Attorney General to a discrepancy in one of the financial disclosure reports President Trump filed according to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Trump v....

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In 2018, the District Attorney of the County of New York (“District Attorney”) initiated a grand jury investigation into “whether several individuals and entities have committed criminal violations of New York law.” Trump v. Vance at 635. As part of...

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In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, which provides temporary protection from deportation (“deferred action”) for primarily young undocumented immigrants. Texas v...