Judge Blocks Provisions of the STOCK Act

By: Friday September 14, 2012 8:55 am

A federal judge blocked a provision of the STOCK Act, the law passed earlier this year cracking down on insider trading. While the law originally pertained solely to members of Congress and their staffs, House Republicans extended that to members of the executive branch. Judge Alexander Williams gave a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of [...]

On Joseph Kony, War Powers and Liberal Interventionism

By: Monday October 17, 2011 7:00 am

So in the midst of a delightful weekend with family, I noticed in the few minutes I had to look at the computer that I have become the exemplar of Obama Derangement Syndrome with a hastily written Friday post about the White House starting a mini-war in Africa. Apparently it was front-paged on Saturday and [...]

Duncan Wants to Use NCLB Sanctions to Force More Education Reform Measures

By: Monday June 13, 2011 8:22 am

Perceptive readers will note that I’m not the biggest fan of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and his pursuit of what I consider to be wrong-headed education reform policies. But one thing he has always wanted to do is to fix the No Child Left Behind law so that a large percentage of the nation’s schools [...]

Obama Signing Statement to Budget Bill Ignores Restriction on Advisers

By: Saturday April 16, 2011 9:04 am

The President signed the 2011 appropriations bill yesterday, and he attached a signing statement to it. There were two bones of contention. The first was the measure banning funds to transfer prisoners from Guantanamo. The President had already signed bills with this restriction, and his signing statement here mirrored the ones for those, expressing opposition [...]

Politics of Fear: Leiter Calls Failure to Renew Patriot Act Provisions “Problematic”

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 6:25 am

The way I remember it, all those years ago, when the Bush Administration didn’t get its way on a matter of national security, they would instantly talk about the potential harm to the citizenry and how Congress must give him whatever he wanted to keep Americans safe. The Obama Administration may not be as heavy-handed [...]

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