Impermissibility of Deputizing the House Sergeant at Arms as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal

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Appointment of the House Sergeant at Arms as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal would entail an overlapping of congressional and executive accountability that is incompatible with separation of powers requirements, and it would impermissibly involve the institution of Congress in executive branch law enforcement.

Updated July 9, 2014