Remote Voting in the Senate

A March 19 news release from Senator Rob Portman: Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Standing Rules of the Senate to allow senators to vote remotely during a national crisis. During certain...

SCOTUS, the Senate, and Civility

Justice Roberts’s statement on Wednesday: This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside. Senator Schumer referred to two Members of the Court by name and said he wantedto tell them that...

Another Prayer for Civility

The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer on January 23: Almighty God, our rock of ages, be omnipresent during this impeachment trial, providing our Senators with the assuring awareness  of Your powerful involvement. May they strive to have a...

A Prayer for Civility

The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer on January 22: Let us pray. Sovereign God, author of liberty, we gather in this historic Chamber  for the solemn responsibility of these impeachment proceedings. Give  wisdom to the distinguished Chief...

Advice and Consent

Allan Matkins at The National Law Review: The United States Constitution vests the executive power of the federal government in the president, but his or her power is not entirely autonomous. Notably, Article II, Section 2 notably endows the president with the...