The workhorses of the legislative system are known as _______________.
The jurisdiction of Congress’ various committees is established by ____________.
These are usually formed for a short time period and specific purpose:
The Appropriations Committee draws its power from the Constitution_______________.
The Foreign Relations Committee was established in _________.
Ethical issues as they apply to legislative staff and lawyers are _______________
A lawyer representing a client before a legislative body in a non-adjudicative proceeding is obligated to disclose that the appearance is in a ____________ capacity.
A lawyer’s personal duties of candor _____________ than most lawyers might assume.
In legislative drafting, ethical transgressions of subordinates can be charged to superiors under certain circumstances.
There are important practical differences between working for the executive branch of government and working for the legislature.
Rules of Professional Conduct does not restrict lawyers’ ability to reveal or use a client’s confidence or secret.
The public is never a client or potential client of legislative attorneys – they work with members of the Congress only.
Providing services without regard to political affiliation is a defining characteristic of legislative attorneys.
A congressional attorney serves as an adviser to a Senator or a congressional committee or both.
Congress’ function is more of a lawmaking rather than a law-enforcing body.
The two basic functions of Congress are ___________ and ____________.
The Supreme Court has the power to invalidate legislation supported by Senators.
A legislative attorney should not ignore precedent or fail to advise legislators on current state of the law, and potential unconstitutionality of a bill.
The congressional lawyer’s role does not act as a check on the power of Congress.
Congress may conduct investigations into any subject, so long as it serves a valid legislative purpose.
There is no formal check on Congress’ constitutional power to conduct investigations and to subpoena witnesses to appear and produce evidence.