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United States: The Constitution Annotated—Impeachment Resources

(Dec. 9, 2019) The Library of Congress has updated the Constitution Annotated essays pertaining to impeachment and incorporated them in the annotations to Article I, Article II, and Article III of the Constitution. In addition, the updated impeachment essays are consolidated in Resources about Impeachment. Additional information on impeachment is available on the website’s Beyond the Constitution Annotated: Table of Additional Resources under Resources. The […]

United States: The Constitution, Annotated: The Constitution Explained in Plain English

(Sept. 17, 2019) To celebrate this year’s Constitution Day, the Library of Congress is launching the Constitution Annotated, a website that provides online access to a massive Senate document that has served for more than a century as the official record of the US Constitution. Previously, the Constitution Annotated—full name, “Constitution of the United States […]

United States: Appellate Court Reaffirms Decision that Conflict Minerals Rule Violates First Amendment

(Aug. 25, 2015) A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently reaffirmed its 2014 judgment that a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requiring companies to publicly disclose that their products are not “conflict free” violates the First Amendment. (Nat’l Ass’n of Manufacturers v. SEC, No. 13-5252 (D.C. Cir. 2015) […]

United States: Appellate Court Rules Federal Law Allows Discovery in Foreign Criminal Investigations

(Dec. 31, 2014) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that federal law permits a U.S. district court to compel document discovery for use in a criminal investigation by a foreign magistrate. (In Re Application for an Order Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to Conduct Discovery for Use in Foreign […]