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NLRB v. SW General Inc

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1251

6-2 Supreme Court ruling that limits the president’s power to fill vacant government positions when nominations are delayed by partisan political fights.  The case involved an acting  general consul who served for over three years on the National Labor Relations Board without winning Senate approval.  The case was brought by an Arizona ambulance company accused of unfair labor practices.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Categories: Arab,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

Revised version of the executive order that seeks to restrict entry into the U.S. of individuals from six Middle Eastern countries.  The latest version excludes Iraq from the ban as well as green card holders, dual nationals, and people granted asylum or refugee status.  Also reduces total number of refugees allowed to enter country annually.  From the White House

 

Guidance on Presidential Records

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.archives.gov/files/presidential-records-guidance.pdf

Provides background information on the Presidential Records Act, and how the Archives assists the presidential staff in managing its records.  Issued at the start of presidential administrations since 2000.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): What Actions Do Not Require Congressional Approval?

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Presidency,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/re-nafta.pdf

Examines the extent to which the executive branch unilaterally renegotiate the trade agreement without further action by Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

State of Washington and State of Minnesota v. Trump

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view.php?pk_id=0000000860

Special site created with links to daily developments in the judicial case involving the declared travel ban on immigrants from seven nations imposed by President Trump.  From the U.S. Court for the Ninth Circuit

 

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/27/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

The controversial executive order that set off protests at major airports across the country.  In the name of protecting American citizens from terrorist attacks, bans the issuance of visas to people trying to enter the U.S. from seven countries of concern for 90 days and calls for realignment of the refugee admission program.  From the White House

 

Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Presidency,Public Works

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/25/executive-order-border-security-and-immigration-enforcement-improvements

Among other things, this one declares the intention of the Executive Branch “to secure the southern border of the U.S. through the immediate construction of a physical wall” and to produce a comprehensive study of the security of the southern border to be completed within 180 days.  From the White House

 

Executive Authority to Exclude Aliens: In Brief

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R44743.pdf

Analyzes existing constitutional and statutory language relating to whether and to what extent a U.S. president can unilaterally exclude aliens, individually or as a class, from entering the U.S.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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