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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Constitution of the United States

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,History,Laws/Regulations

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html

In anticipation of Constitution Day, September 17th, this site offers downloads of high resolution images of the Constitution.  Also offers a readable transcript, a look at the Constitutional Convention and ratification process, and more.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Presidential Transition Act: Provisions and Funding

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS22979.pdf

Discusses the responsibilities and obligations under the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 of the outgoing administration and the presidential candidates in establishing transition structures.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

(elections/campaigns     govt processes/organization     laws/regulations     presidency)

Supreme Court Vacancies That Arose During One Presidency and Were Filled During a Different Presidency

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10469.pdf

Provides data and analysis on seven instances where Supreme Court vacancies arose during one presidency and were filled during another.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Supreme Court Vacancies: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44440.pdf

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about the procedure to fill Supreme Court vacancies including the constitutional role of the President and Senate, whether and when the President and the Senate must act, and how the Supreme Court functions with a vacant seat.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Guidance for Agency FOIA Regulations

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Information,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

https://www.justice.gov/oip/oip-guidance/guidance-agency-foia-regulations

Presents guidance and a template in seeking to bring about more uniformity in agency requirements dealing with Freedom of Information Act requests.  From the Justice Department

 

Nominations to the Supreme Court During Presidential Election Years (1900-Present)

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10455.pdf

Provides data and analysis related to the eight nominations made to the Supreme Court during presidential election years from 1900 to the present. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Death of Justice Scalia: Procedural Issues Arising on an Eight-Member Supreme Court

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44400.pdf

Provides an overview of the Supreme Court’s procedural rules and requirements when the Court is staffed with fewer than nine members. Also covers quorum requirements, rehearing procedures, and vote count practices. Also reviews a dozen current cases that could end in an evenly divided Court. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.whitehouse.gov/scotus

The administration’s case for why a Supreme Court nomination should go ahead in an election year with information about the wording of the Constitution and the history of such late term appointments. From the White House

 

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