ConLaw Class 11 – The Separation of Powers I – The Appointment and Removal Power

September 24th, 2018

The lecture notes are here.

Saturday Night Massacre

The headline of the New York Times on Sunday, October 21, 1973, the day after the Saturday Night Massacre.

This helpful graphic explains the sequence of events on Saturday, October 20, 1973.


Morrison v. Olson

This is Ted Olson, who at the time was the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. Olson would later serve as President George W. Bush’s Solicitor General.

This is Alexia Morrison, who served as the Independent Counsel to investigate whether Olson violated federal law.


NLRB v. Noel Canning

Gridlock and Executive Power from Josh Blackman

This is the video of the Senate’s pro forma session on January 4, 2012. It begins at 1:30, and lasts roughly 30 seconds.