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1977-March-21

Appointment of Deputy Director of the Council on International Economic Policy by Its Executive Director


(Posted 2014-February-27)

Appointment of Deputy Director of the Council on International Economic Policy (CIEP) by Its Executive Director

1978-December-21

Appointment of Former or Sitting Members of Congress to Civil Offices Created by Congress at the Time Such Persons Were Congressmen


(Posted 2014-March-12)

Judges—Members of Congress—Constitutional Restriction on Appointment (Article I, § 6, cl. 2)—Omnibus Judgeship Bill (28 U.S.C. § 133, as amended)

1977-July-22

Appointment of Member of the Federal Election Commission Who Resigned From Federal Service Immediately Prior to Appointment


(Posted 2014-February-27)

Federal Election Commission—Appointment of Members (2 U.S.C. § 437)

1977-July-28

Appointment of Members of the National Commission on Neighborhoods


(Posted 2014-February-27)

National Commission on Neighborhoods—Appointment of Members

2004-January-12

Assertion of Constitutionally Based Privilege Over Reagan Administration Records

It is legally permissible for President Bush to assert constitutionally based privilege in concurrence with former President Reagan’s assertion of constitutionally based privilege over certain Reagan Administration documents that are otherwise required to be released by the National Archives and Records Administration under the Presidential Records Act.

1977-April-11

Assumption by People’s Republic of China of Expenses of U.S. Delegation


(Posted 2014-February-27)

Assumption by People’s Republic of China of Expenses of U.S. Delegation—Constitution (Art. I, § 9, cl. 8)

1977-March-31

Authority of Bureau of Prisons Physicians to Perform Autopsies


(Posted 2014-February-27)

Authority of Bureau of Prisons Physicians to Perform Autopsies

1978-August-14

Authority of Civil Service Commission to Require Department of Justice to Hire Attorneys According to Numerical Rating System


(Posted 2014-March-12)

Veterans Preference Act (5 U.S.C. §§ 2108, 3309–3320)—Application to Attorney Positions

1978-August-31

Authority of Comptroller General to Obtain Information Relating to United States Metric Board Appointments and Recent Coal Strike


(Posted 2014-March-12)

General Accounting Office—Authority to Obtain Information in Possession of Executive Branch—Constitutional Law—President—Confidential Communications—Appointments

1978-March-01

Authority of Department of Transportation to Compensate Parties Intervening in Proceedings Before the Department


(Posted 2014-March-12)

Administrative Law—Agency Authority—Payment of Attorneys’ Fees—Greene County Planning Board v. Federal Power Commission (559 F.2d 1227)


Updated: April 2014