Diana
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Diana asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 months ago

Are Dept. of Justice memos actually binding laws?

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago
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    No, agency guidance documents into binding rules.

    see

    Two memos authored by the Office of Legal Counsel—one in 1973, in the midst of the Nixon impeachment saga, the other in 2000, on the heels of the Clinton impeachment saga—take the view that a sitting president is immune from indictment. By contrast, two different memos—authored by the Office of Special Counsel investigating Nixon, and the Office of Independent Counsel investigating Clinton—reach the opposite conclusion.

    lawfareblog.com/mueller-bound-olcs-memos-presidential-immunity

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  • 4 months ago

    Ahhh... agency policies and procedures. How fun. Nupe. U.S. Code stuff is U.S. Code stuff. Think about it.

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  • Sally
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    No, but the department still abides by them.

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  • Rayal
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    4 months ago

    No................................Laws are made by congress.

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  • Mike
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    4 months ago

    They regulate DOJ policy in more detail than laws.

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