Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Even More OLC Memos

I posted just over a week ago that the OLC was releasing Bush-era legal memos on issues of interest in the prior administration.  The OLC released another batch last week; check them out here.  Below is a cut-and-paste of the most recently released memos.  For a bit of irony, note particularly the last one, in which the OLC ruled that the OLC Reporting Act--which requires that the OLC report to Congress on any "authoritative legal interpretation" of "any federal statute"--was unconstitutional. 

CONSTITUTIONALITY OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EFFORTS IN CONTRACTING WITH WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES
(January 16, 2008) (added 01/16/09)

CONSTITUTIONALITY OF D.C. VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 2007
(May 23, 2007) (added 01/16/09)

PRESIDENTIAL SIGNING STATEMENTS
(January 31, 2007) (added 01/16/09)

LIABILITY OF CONTRACTORS IN AIRBRIDGE DENIAL PROGRAMS
(March 1, 2004) (added 01/16/09)

REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT
(November 5, 2008) (added 01/16/09)

INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 586 OF THE FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT
(July 18, 2003) (added 01/16/09)

APPLICABILITY OF THE ANTIDEFICIENCY ACT TO A VIOLATION OF A CONDITION OR INTERNAL CAP WITHIN AN APPROPRIATION
(January 19, 2001) (added 01/16/09)

STATUS OF PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM ADDRESSING THE USE OF POLYGRAPHS
(January 14, 2009) (added 01/16/09)

APPLICATION OF 18 U.S.C. § 207(c) TO PROPOSED COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN RETIRED NAVY FLAG OFFICER AND MARINE CORPS COMMANDERS IN IRAQ REGARDING SECURITY ISSUES
(September 13, 2005) (added 01/16/09)

LEGAL AUTHORITIES SUPPORTING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY DESCRIBED BY THE PRESIDENT
(January 19, 2006) (added 01/16/09)

VALIDITY OF THE FOOD, CONSERVATION, AND ENERGY ACT OF 2008
(May 23, 2008) (added 01/16/09)

APPLICATION OF THE GOVERNMENT CORPORATION CONTROL ACT AND THE MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS ACT TO THE CANADIAN SOFTWOOD LUMBER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
(August 22, 2006) (added 1/14/09)

AUTHORITY OF HUD’S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO SUBMIT FINAL REPORTS ON VIOLATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS LAWS
(August 31, 2004) (added 1/14/09)

RESPONSIBILITY OF AGENCIES TO PAY ATTORNEY’S FEE AWARDS UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT
(October 16, 2007) (added 1/14/09)

CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE OLC REPORTING ACT OF 2008
(November 14, 2008) (added 1/12/09)

SDS

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