Intro. to Am. Law

[ITAL] 3/26 The Executive Branch

Reading:

  • Text: ch. 6.

Homework 1: Independent Regulatory Agencies

  • Hints: What is an independent regulatory agency? How are they different from a regular department? How many are there in the States? How (dis)similar are they?

Homework 2: Presidential Impeachment

  • Hints: How can a sitting president be removed from the office? What other punishments can be laid on him/her? On what conditions? Can s/he be subpoenaed by the court? Can s/he be prosecuted after leaving the office for things he did during the presidency?
  • You may want to read up on the Clinton impeachment to further your understanding.
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