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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. District Court Vacancies: Overview and Comparative Analysis

Categories: Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10504.pdf

Examines historical data on the number of federal district court vacancies that existed at the beginning of the terms of the last three presidents and also the number on June 1st of their eighth year in office.  While vacancies decreased from first day in office to June 1st of last year for the Clinton and Bush administrations, they increased by 71% in the Obama administration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/12/president-obama-tragic-shooting-orlando

Contains excerpts and full statement of the president on the shooting massacre in Orlando.  From the White House

 

We the People: Your Voice in the White House

Categories: Presidency

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

A revised, more mobile friendly version of the site where you can start a petition on issues that matter to you.  Threshold for response is still 100,000 signatures.  From the White House

 

Contested Presidential Nominating Conventions: Brief Background and Questions

Categories: Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10478.pdf

Covers selected questions about possible contested political party conventions including how might convention rules affect a contest.  Neither party has required multiple ballots since the 1952 Democratic and the 1948 Republican Conventions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

 

An Analysis of the President’s 2017 Budget

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Presidency,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51383-APB.pdf

Estimates that, under the president’s proposed budget, the deficit would decline in 2017 and 2018, but then outlays would rise more rapidly than revenues.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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