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Hamdi v. Rumsfeld

What were an American's rights after the 9/11 attacks? (Hamdi v. Rumsfeld)

August 19, 2016

This is the latest in a series of case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of online Quimbee study aids for law student members. And if you go Premium, you'll receive Quimbee's Outline on Legal Ethics as part

Ex Parte McCardle

Congress makes Exceptions that doom editor (Ex parte McCardle)

May 24, 2016

When a newspaper editor in the antebellum South was arrested for writing articles critical of the post-Civil War Reconstruction, he set in motion a chain of events that would lead to one of the key historic cases on the separation of powers.

Quimbee Case of the Week: Morrison v. Olson

Independent counsels born of Watergate, upheld in Morrison v. Olson

May 03, 2016

In response to the Watergate scandal and the Saturday Night Massacre that occurred under the Nixon presidential administration, Congress passed the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, which imposed a number of ethical obligations on government officials and public sector employees.