A Divided House: When the Electoral College Ties

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Written By: Savannah Stewart
Articles Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

          As Bear Bryant famously said, “A tie is like kissing your sister.”[1]  No one likes a tie, especially when it is for the Presidential election.  The U.S. Constitution and its Amendments lay out the procedure for the rare occurrence of an electoral college tie. Five hundred and thirty-eight electors compose today’s Electoral College. Continue reading “A Divided House: When the Electoral College Ties”

Executive Orders: What Is the Scope of Executive Authority?

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By: Justin Keeton
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

What are Executive Orders?

            Under Article II of the United States Constitution, the President is vested with a wide but vague set of prerogatives that falls under the umbrella of executive power.[1] Continue reading “Executive Orders: What Is the Scope of Executive Authority?”