Capitolworks: Just the Facts...The Mueller Report: Who has Authority over What?
Over the past few weeks, you have probably been bombarded by news of the Special Counsel’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation ended and on April 18th, the Report was released to the public by the Attorney General. But, it wasn't the entire report. This blog is not about the substantive aspects of the Report but instead focuses on the process and jurisdictional authority of the
Capitolworks: Just the Facts (and an opinion)...Teen Suicide-why it's on the rise and thoughts o
Last week, several major news outlets featured headlines and articles on the dramatic rise of teen suicide. The reports contained staggering numbers painting a picture for the reader of a society whose children and adolescents are experiencing a mental health crisis that far too frequently results in death by suicide. While not a public epidemic like some others our nation is facing, still a crisis that has garnered support from celebrities to the federal government. And yet,
Capitolworks: Just the Facts...How Do Politics Effect DOJ's Defense of the ACA?
Over the last few weeks, you have undoubtedly heard about a lawsuit in Texas, Mr. Trump's positions on health care policy and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Believe it or not, all three of these things are intricately linked to each other, and it was probably only a matter of time before that connection made the news. The lawsuit in question was filed in the state of Texas last year. In short, Texas alleges that the ACA is an overreach of Congress’ authority, undermining the