August 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 to allow veterans to seek private care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities and provide money for the VA to hire more doctors and nurses. The legislation ...[read more]
June 10, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Libya's Supreme Constitutional Court on Monday refused to accept the appointment of Ahmed Maetig as the country's new prime minister, declaring the nomination unconstitutional. The rejection of the Islamist-led parliament's appointment was not accompanied by any further details or instructions, ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a law on Wednesday which increases government control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors in the country. The new law grants the Ministry of Justice greater control over the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), an independent body ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Turkey's parliament on Saturday passed a law granting itself greater control with respect to the judicial appointment process. Amid protests over suspected government corruption and violence inside parliament the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) pushed the bill though parliament, thereby ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
A panel of three federal judges in California on Monday granted the state an extension until February 28, 2016, to reduce overcrowding in its massive prison system. The California prison system currently houses about 120,000 inmates but is only designed to hold about 80,000. Included in the order ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In NLRB v. Noel Canning the court will decide: (1) whether the president's recess-appointment power may be exercised during a recess that occurs within a session of the Senate or is instead limited to recesses that occur between ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed on Wednesday condemned the Iranian government for the high number of executions this year and restrictions on freedom of speech. Despite having been refused entry into Iran since his ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Kyle Webster
In June 2013, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments during the October 2013 term on the controversy regarding the constitutional limits of the president's recess appointment power. The Court granted certiorari to a petition by the president following a case, National Labor Relations Board ( ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
Recess appointments have been used by US presidents to fill vacancies within administrative agencies, judicial benches, and other positions within the federal government that require confirmation by the US Senate. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of NLRB v. Canning in the October ...[read more]
June 24, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to review the president's recess appointment power. In NLRB v. Noel Canning, the court will decide: (1) whether the president's recess-appointment power may be exercised during a recess that occurs within a session of the Senate or is instead limited to recesses... ...[read more]

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