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One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, by Tim Weiner*****

Question: What do an old typewriter, a copy machine, Scotch tape, and a razor blade share in common?

Answer: They were all tools used by White House employee Howard Hunt, at President Richard Nixon’s request, to forge a cable that would make (dead) President JFK appear to have ordered the assassination of South Vietnamese President Diem. 879 more words


White House announces $4B in private sector climate pledges

Image Credit: Harvard University

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing $4 billion in pledges from major foundations and institutional investors to pay for innovations that reduce carbon pollution. 111 more words


Religious Belief and Executive Power: A Thought on Zivotofsky v. Kerry

One prominent theme in Barack Obama’s presidency is that of the escalation of conflict between traditional religious belief and executive power–in particular the executive/administrative powers brought to bear against religious believers and institutions in a variety of contexts. 857 more words


How to avoid the democratic process within your own party

In December 2014, then Immigration Minister Scott Morrison made this alarming lunge for sole power over citizenship decisions without recourse to judicial review:

The DIBP submission to a Senate committee argues that an elected member of parliament and minister of the Crown has gained a particular insight into the community’s standards and values. 566 more words


CCWA Seminar: Recent High Court Cases: CPCF and Tajjour


6pm – 7pm

Event chair: Grant Donaldson SC – Solicitor-General of Western Australia

  • Ben Tomasi, State Solicitor’s Office: will give an overview of the High Court’s recent decision in…

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Student Events

Did President Obama Constitutionally Need New Congressional Action for the War Against ISIS?

Posted by: Justin Nelson, Wyatt Rosette, Afsanieh Rassti, Ryan Rempp, and Jennifer Murphey

April 23, 2015


President Obama has committed United States military forces to the war against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. 4,081 more words

The Constitutionality of the President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Posted by: Courtney Moran, Brian Merdinger, Brett Meyer, Ronald Meyer, Christian Lueders, Timothy Krupnik

April 20, 2015

The Climate Action Plan is legal and, despite critics who argue otherwise, President Obama has the authority to respond to climate change unilaterally by executive action. 3,026 more words