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By the time this column is published, we will again be in daylight saving time, giving us an extra hour of sunlight in the evening. Citing LiveScience.Com, the United States adopted Daylight Savings Time (DST) in 1918, 100 years ago. Two Acts of Congress have modified its use since its inception.

The Supreme Court provided its most up-to-date guidance on the boundaries of Article III jurisdiction relative to acts of Congress in Patchak v. Zinke, No. 16-498. This decision, issued on February 27th, previews the varying perspectives that will drive the ultimate conclusion in Oil States. Stating the holding ...
This authority derives from the United States Constitution and numerous acts of Congress. California has no authority to enforce laws that obstruct or otherwise conflict with, or discriminate against, federal immigration enforcement efforts. Specifically, these laws make it illegal for employers to voluntarily help ...
Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that “there is no provision in the Constitution that authorizes the president to enact, to amend or to repeal” acts of Congress. This flap may ultimately be overshadowed by all the others in the Trump administration. But it gets to profound questions about our system of laws.
Under the Constitution, the laws of this country are to be created by acts of Congress. But the worst-kept secret in Washington is that many members of Congress are wholly owned subsidiaries of the National Rifle Association. According to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, the NRA spent ...
Even the case (mentioned above) involving specified human-rights judgments against Iran involved “over a thousand plaintiffs who, in 16 different actions, had obtained judgments against Iran in excess of $1.75 billion—facts suggesting more generality than is true of many Acts of Congress.” Justices ...
... Federal Deepwater Port Act of 1974, the Coastal Zone Management Act, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. And those are just some acts of Congress that are relevant ...
Instead, it's limited to interpreting and enforcing acts of Congress ― in this case, gun control laws passed in 1934 and 1968. Justice Department officials said in December that they do not believe they could regulate bump stock sales without congressional action, according to The New York Times.
... ceded this power in bits and pieces to the president. That is wrong. A tax on the people should not be subject to the whim of one person. Congress needs to reclaim this power and do its job. Furthermore, legal scholars should challenge the various acts of Congress that ceded tariff power to the president.


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