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Executive Orders 101

Executive orders are controversial because no provision of the Constitution explicitly authorizes them. Regardless, they have been used by every president—except one, William Henry Harrison—since George Washington. 

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Putting Down Roots: Refugee Farms and Gardens Growing Strong

From the long list of integration programs and resources provided to refugees coming into the United States, it seems unlikely that an agricultural education would make the cut.

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Top Chef: Feed Kids Like Athletes

“I want you all to be Olympic coaches” says Hugh Acheson, restauranteur, cookbook author, and Bravo’s Top Chef. He’s not talking about sports, he’s talking about the future of our children.

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Supreme Court Halts Immigration Deferred Action

The U.S. Supreme Court split 4-4 in United States v. Texas on whether President Obama’s deferred action immigration program violates federal law.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Important Immigration Case

It was a different crowd today at the U.S. Supreme Court. The number of children on the courthouse steps may have exceeded the number of adults, and the voices on the microphones were speaking English and Spanish.

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SCOTUS in Limbo on Undecided Cases?

So the million dollar question—other than who will fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat—is what will happen to undecided U.S. Supreme Court cases heard or to be heard this term.

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SCOTUS to Decide Obama's Immigration Action Case

Just when you thought the Supreme Court couldn't pack any more action into this term, now it's being nudged further into history-making territory with the decision to rule on whether President Obama's deferred action immigration program violates federal law or is unconstitutional.

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Immigration and the ACA: A SCOTUS Conference to Remember?

A challenge to President Obama’s immigration deferral program and (another) challenge that could harpoon the Affordable Care Act could make it on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket this term and be decided by the end of June.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.