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CEO hiring himself as a consultant

Is a CEO of a U.S. public company allowed to hire a consulting firm for which he is the sole or primary employee? Example: Suppose a compensation committee within the board of directors of company ...
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Can the President issue an implicit blanket pardon for specific offenses?

Yesterday, President Trump made a speech applauded by law enforcement encouraging their rough treatment of suspects, specifically including a removal of protection from physical injury when a suspect ...
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Why are Congressional Democrats suing the president? Isn't prosecution its own job?

I heard Congressional Democrats are filing an emoluments lawsuit against Trump. I don't get this. Wasn't prosecution of "high crimes and misdemeanors" (aka impeachment) in Congress's own job ...
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Can the executive branch instruct an agency to not enforce a law?

Using the current discussion regarding the Johnson Act as an example (unless there are more relevant examples): Can the Executive branch instruct an administrative agency to not enforce or ignore a ...
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“The 2 for 1 regulations EO”: how much is the executive branch allowed to legislate?

This is a very broad question (and one that will change over the next few weeks and months when the administration and congress weigh in), and could be overly subject to opinion. But: is this new ...
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How can the judicial branch enforce a judge's order against the CBP if it does not comply?

Inspired by recent events, I am wondering what would happen if a court makes a clear ruling (say, that border officials must not turn back refugees) and if CBP explicitly refuses to comply. (I say "...
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Was it legal for the US government to torture detainees?

After the events of 9/11 the Bush administration started torturing (by international standards of the word) people suspected of terrorism. For example "enhanced interrogation" was used which included ...
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Can Trump use executive order to lower the Medicare age?

I was reading this opinion piece about the new Trump presidency and healthcare legislation. They mention an interesting thought at the end: it if Trump decided to ... lowering the age-limit for ...
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Has the Alien Property Custodian Office been abolished?

I'm doing research into Japanese internment, and I was reading about executive order 9095. This order created the Office of Alien Property Custodian (APC) as authorized by the Trading with the Enemy ...
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Are there legal obstacles to an elected official appointing a special prosecutor to pursue his/her opponent?

The current US Presidential campaign has had a lot of mud-slinging and accusations back and forth about violations of the law by the opposing candidate. One has explicitly stated plans to (if elected)...
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Is a judge paid by the state allowed to hear criminal cases?

In my case the other party is the state. The judge also receives local judicial benefits from the state which is a party appearing before him. Like in my case it's my name verse state of Washington. ...