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2.461 documents for usurpation of authority
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter addressed to members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) calls upon the panel to "exercise its authority, including the power of the federal purse strings, to reassert its constitutional prerogatives over U.S. immigration policy." More than two months after the Obama Administration announced sweeping, unlegislated changes to U.S. immigration policy, the United States Senate has failed to take definitive steps to halt the Executive Branch's usurpation of congressional authority. The letter specifically calls for the Appropriations Committee to bar the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from diverting money to fund an interagency task force ...

  • Conservative Republicans like to proclaim that they are champions of states' rights, except, of course, when they are not. Case in point: the federal usurpation of state authority in the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act that passed the House of Representatives last week. This misguided law would force every state that allows any of its residents to carry concealed firearms to honor concealed carry permits from other states.

  • WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Obama administration announced a brazen usurpation of Congressional authority by using executive power to implement the DREAM Act. Effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will grant deferred action and possible work authorization to certain illegal aliens under the age of 30 who arrived in the U.S. before 16 years of age. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano expects that nearly 1 million illegal aliens will be granted amnesty through this effort. Over the past ten years, Congress has repeatedly rejected the DREAM Act. Now, five months before the presidential election, the Obama administration is unilaterally rewriting our immigration laws, defying Congressional authority and threatening our constitutional...

  • One issue that has been noticeably absent from the Republican platform this election season is any discussion of the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It didn't even come up at the Republican National Convention a couple of weeks ago. If the omission was an oversight, it was a big one. If it was intentional, it's cause for concern. The EPA has spent the better part of its 42-year existence trying to put America out of business, but especially under the Obama administration. You don't believe me? Ask anyone in the coal industry, which has been victimized by the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, proposed greenhouse-gas-emission rules and usurpation of the Army Corps of Engineers' permit-writing authority, to name just a few EPA abuses of power.

  • The U.S. Senate shouldn't support a measure that would eliminate the only effective tool America has to punish terrorists. At one o'clock in the morning Friday, in one of its rushes to get out of work and back to fund-raising, the U.S. Senate took up a measure to strip the Justice Department of the power to charge and try any non-American terrorism suspect captured anywhere in the world. It was an outrageous usurpation of executive authority and a mockery of the values on which the United States was founded. It sought to eliminate the only effective tool the country has to punish terrorists, the federal courts, and create a system of unchecked military detention with no judicial or even Congressional review. And yet 47 senators voted for the measure, introduced by Kelly Ayotte, the New ...

  • The 372nd MP Company arrived at Abu Ghraib in early October 2003, part of the 800th MP Brigade under the command of Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, who oversaw U.S. prisons in Iraq. Brent Pack, a military investigator who matched photos to events and created a time sequence for the prosecutors, and Tim Dugan, an experienced civilian interrogator working at Abu Ghraib, who takes his distance from the "bad apples." Gen. Karpinski, with an unflinching gaze and a voice raw with grievance, briefs us on the lack of resources, the disregard of the regular army for the reserve brigade she commanded, the usurpation of her authority by military intelligence, and, after the revelations, her removal from command.

  • ...2. The District Court lacked the authority to issue a preliminary injunction preventing ... at 332, this case involves no judicial usurpation of Congress' authority. Congress, of course, can ...

  • WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty talk radio hosts from around the nation will broadcast their programs from the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill on May 8 and 9, discussing immigration policy with members of Congress, state legislators, law enforcement officials, and other policy experts. Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2012 is organized by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the nation's oldest and largest immigration reform organization. The event is designed to provide listeners in all 50 states the opportunity to participate in an important national policy debate about immigration in advance of this year's elections. Hold Their Feet to the Fire has been held annually since 2006. Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2012 will focus on efforts by the Oba...

  • 'Stun Belt Mode of ProceedingsPeople v. SchrockKA 11-00358Appealed from Cattaraugus County CourtBackground: The defendant was convicted at a jury trial of two counts of attempted murder, among other felonies, for attempting to shoot and run over a sheriff's deputy. On appeal, he contended he was improperly restrained at trial by the sheriff with a stun belt. The trial court had ruled that the restraint was improper because the court had not found that the restraint was necessary, but that the error was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt. Because the motion court did not rely on those grounds, the appellate court could not affirm on those grounds. It had remitted the case to the lower court, which again denied the motion, this time on the grounds of plain error. Ruling: Conviction was af...

  • The European Union is considering a proposal to create a uniform sales law that would apply to cross-border sales agreements: the Common European Sales Law (CESL). If adopted, the CESL would be an optional instrument: traders could write their contracts with other traders and consumers to make the CESL govern their sales contracts. This Comment addresses whether the CESL complies with the EU's subsidiarity principle, which prohibits the EU from passing any regulations that address matters that can be sufficiently addressed by lower government authorities. One of the EU's primary objectives is completing the internal market among the member states, which the CESL would allegedly encourage by reducing traders' legal costs in cross-border trade. Ultimately, however, the CESL violates the s...

    ... where the EU currently lacks sole authority to act?15 Compliance with the subsidiarity ..., and therefore would be an illegal usurpation of authority by the EU, as long as it remains an ...

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