Separation of Powers

The Constitution defines the powers of the legislative (or lawmaking) branch in Article I, the executive branch in Article II, and the judicial branch in Article III.

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Legislature overrides LePage veto of bill to protect fish spawning areas from mining
Date: 4/8/14
Source: Bangor Daily News

Battle over housing mandates back to N.J. Supreme Court
Date: 3/11/14
Source: Philly.com

Behind Clash Between C.I.A. and Congress, a Secret Report on Interrogations
Date: 3/07/14
Source: NY Times

Post-Filibuster, Obama Faces New Anger Over Judicial Choices
Date: 2/28/14
Source: NY Times

FCC: We’re Not Done With Net Neutrality
Date: 2/20/14
Source: Informaton Week

The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program
Date: 2/10/14
Source: First Look

U.S. weighs lethal strike against American citizen
Date: 2/10/14
Source: Washington Post

Supreme Court rejects ex-Conn. governor’s appeal over improper layoffs in 2003
Date: 1/21/14
Source: Star Tribune

Role Reversals Emerge in Fight Against Recess Appointments
Date: 1/10/14
Source: NY Times

Senate asks CIA to Share Its Report on Interrogations
Date: 12/18/13
Source: NY Times

Oklahoma Supreme Court tosses income tax cut
Date: 12/17/13
Source: The Oklahoman

White House to preserve controversial policy on NSA, Cyber Command leadership
Date: 12/13/13
Source: Washington Post

U.S. Supreme Court extends labor board argument, gives Republicans time
Date: 12/9/13
Source: Reuters

Oregon violated laws by allowing health plans to be extended, according to legislative lawyers
Date: 12/5/13
Source: Oregon Live

Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress
Date: 12/5/13
Source: The Washington Times

Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups
Date: 12/2/13
Source: The Washington Times

Members says corruption panel didn’t probe Cuomo
Date: 12/3/13
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Michigan Supreme Court to decide separation of powers case
Date: 11/29/13
Source: Michigan Radio

Supreme Court orders White House to respond to Romeike petition
Date: 11/27/13
Source: The Washington Times

White House won’t rule out future executive action on immigration
Date: 11/26/13
Source: The Hill

Court Rejects City’s Appeal To Get Stop-And-Frisk Ruling Tossed
Date: 11/22/13
Source: CBS New York

Court Rejects City’s Appeal To Get Stop-And-Frisk Ruling Tossed
Date: 11/22/13
Source: CBS New York

Holder seeks appeal of ruling allowing House contempt charges to proceed
Date: 11/16/13
Source: Fox13 Now

Reid, Democrats trigger ‘nuclear’ option; eliminate most filibusters on nominees
Date: 11/21/13
Source: The Washington Post

Spy court says NSA exceeded bounds, but judges approved all data requests anyway
Date: 11/19/13
Source: The Washington Times

Appeals Court Suspends DOE Collection of Nuke Fees
Date: 11/19/13
Source: ABC News

Portland pot legalization advocates expect police to ‘stop punishing adult marijuana users’
Date: 11/12/13
Source: The Forecaster

AG Holder asks for appeal in Fast and Furious case holding him in contempt
Date: 11/16/13
Source: Fox News

Lawyers, Cruz and Lee vs. Obama
Date: 11/14/13
Source: CNN

Senate Republicans block another Obama judicial nominee
Date: 11/12/13
Source: The Chicago Tribune

Overtime abuse triggers demand for inquiry
Date: 11/1/13
Source: The Hill

AAPS Sues to Stop the Unlawful Revisions to ObamaCare
Date: 10/30/13
Source: The Digital Journal

Sen. Graham threatens to block all Obama nominees
Date: 10/28/13
Source: USA Today

US spying: Senate intelligence committee orders review
Date: 10/29/13
Source: BBC News

City Attorney To Appeals Court: Halt Stop-And-Frisk Ruling
Date: 10/29/13
Source: CBS New York

Congress Should Impose Ethical Rules on Supreme Court, Says John Yarmuth
Date: 10/28/13
Source: WFPL News

Lovett: State legislature to argue that Gov. Cuomo abused power to force ethics reform
Date: 10/27/13
Source: The New York Daily News

Lawmakers seek to strengthen Legislature
Date: 10/24/13
Source: The Montana Standard

Chris Christie withdraws appeal as same-sex couples exchange vows in New Jersey
Date: 10/21/13
Source: ABC Local

Top NY Court Agrees to Hear Bloomberg’s Large Soda Ban Appeal
Date: 10/17/13
Source: NBC New York

New York’s Smoking Ban Is Improper, Judge Finds
Date: 10/14/13
Source: Courthouse News Service

Commission probes NY lawmakers’ outside income
Date: 10/16/13
Source: The NY Post

Care providers sue over salary cap
Date: 10/7/13
Source: The Times Union

N.J. judge denies Christie administration request to delay same-sex marriage
Date: 10/10/13
Source: New Jersey On-line

LePage declared emergency to help state workers, he says
Date: 10/10/13
Source: Portland Press Herald

Taxi of Tomorrow Rejected by Court
Date: 10/8/13
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Boehner, White House harden stances as shutdown continues, potential default nears
Date: 10/6/13
Source: The Washington Post

Missouri Supreme Court rejects auditor’s suit challenging governor’s budgetary powers
Date: 10/1/13
Source: St. Louis Beacon

Lawmakers debate how to change NSA surveillance program
Date: 9/26/13
Source: USA Today

Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid- with interest
Date: 9/26/13
Source: Chicago Tribune

Supreme court weighs putting legislators under oath on redistricting

Date: 9/17/13
Source: Miami Herald

Obama Tests Limits of Power in Syrian Conflict
Date: 9/08/13
Source: NY Times

Objections delay Senate action on Syria resolution
Date: 9/04/13
Source: USA Today

Obama pushes ambitious Internet access plan for schools
Date: 8/13/2013
Source: Washington Post

In recess appointments case, Supreme Court looks at an article of the Constitution: ‘the’
Date: 6/03/13
Source: Washington Post

GOP senators urge Supreme Court to rein in Obama on recess appointments
Date: 5/29/13
Source: Fox News

California prison battle heading to U.S. Supreme Court
Date: 5/14/13
Source: Mercury News

Justice Department appeals recess appointments ruling to Supreme Court
Date: 4/25/13
Source: Fox News

Judge Prevents Closing of Mississippi’s Sole Abortion Clinic
Date: 4/15/13
Source: NY Times

Bipartisan bill would take politics out of redistricting
Date: April 10, 2013
Source: News and Observer

Eric Holder: Supreme Court decision won’t stop voting rights enforcement
Date: 4/04/13
Source: CNN

One Person One Vote (or Was That One Voter One Vote?)
Date: 3/19/13
Source: NY Times

Courts Rein In Bloomberg’s Power to Make Policy
Date: 3/12/13
Source: NY Times

NLRB will petition Supreme Court over Obama’s recess appointments
Date: 3/13/13
Source: Washington Post

Judge blocks NYC large soda ban; Bloomberg vows appeal
Date: 3/12/13
Source: USA Today

GOP Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to Act Quickly on Alabama Accountability Act
Date: 3/7/13
Source: WHNT.com

Justice Kennedy: ‘Serious Problem’ Supreme Court Deciding Too Many Issues That Can Be Decided By Congress
Date: 3/7/13
Source: Washington.CBSLocal.com