Travel Expenses–Person Traveling on Behalf of the President–Use of Appropriated Funds
Use of the Exchange Stabilization Fund to Provide Loans and Credits to Mexico
As part of an international financial support package for Mexico, the President and the Treasury Secretary have the authority under section 10(a) of the Gold Reserve Act of 1934 to use the Treasury Department's Exchange Stabilization Fund to provide loans and credits to Mexico in the form of (i) short-term currency "swaps" through which Mexico will borrow U.S. dollars in exchange for Mexican pesos for ninety days; (ii) medium-term currency swaps through which Mexico will borrow U.S. dollars for up to five years; and (iii) guaranties through which the United States will backup Mexico's obligations on government securities for up to ten years.
Washington, D.C., Hostage Situation: Basis for Federal Jurisdiction
Whether Proposals by Illinois and New York to Use the Internet and Out-of-State Transaction Processors to Sell Lottery Tickets to In-State Adults Violate the Wire Act
Interstate transmissions of wire communications that do not relate to a “sporting event or contest” fall outside the reach of the Wire Act.
Because the proposed New York and Illinois lottery proposals do not involve wagering on sporting events or contests, the Wire Act does not prohibit them.
|2000-October-16||A Sitting President's Amenability to Indictment and Criminal Prosecution||The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform itsconstitutionally assigned functions|
|1977-November-17||Acceptance of Cash Prize by a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Examiner|
|1996-November-26||Access to Classified Information||This memorandum provides an opinion on various legal questions posed by a panel appointed by the Director of Central Intelligence to make a recommendation on whether an official at the Department of State, Richard Nuccio, should be granted access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.|
|1998-June-12||Access to Criminal History Records by Non-Governmental Entities Performing Authorized Criminal Justice Functions|
Non-governmental entities performing authorized criminal justice functions under contract with government law enforcement agencies may be granted access to criminal history records maintained under the authority of 28 U.S.C. § 534, subject to effective controls to guard against unauthorized use and to insure effective oversight by the Department of Justice.
Because Department of Justice regulations implementing 28 U.S.C. § 534 do not affirmatively authorize dissemination of criminal history records to non_governmental entities under contract to assist law enforcement agencies, those regulations should be amended to provide such authorization before access is granted to those entities.
|1999-May-26||Accessibility Guidelines and Federal Lease Renewals||The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board may require, pursuant to the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, that buildings first leased by federal agencies after 1976 be brought into compliance with current accessibility standards when the agency negotiates renewal of the lease. |
|2000-September-15||Administration of Coral Reef Resources in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands|
The President may use his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish a national monument in the territorial sea.
The President may use his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish a national monument in the exclusive economic zone to protect marine resources.
The President may not establish a national wildlife refuge in the territorial sea or the exclusive economic zone using the implied power to reserve public lands recognized in United States v. Midwest Oil Co., 236 U.S. 459 (1915).
The authority to manage national monuments can, under certain circumstances, be shared between the Department of the Interior and other agencies, but the Fish and Wildlife Service must maintain sole management authority over any national wildlife refuge area within a monument. Regulations applicable to national monuments trump inconsistent fishery management plans, but the establishment of a national monument would not preclude the establishment of a national marine sanctuary in the same area.