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I can answer just about any question about U.S. Political history, Constitutional law, the legislative process, elections, etc. I enjoy Presidential and Congressional historical trivia, but can answer more substantive questions too.

Experience in the area

Former Staff member for a Congressman and Senator. I also worked on about 10 Congressional and Presidential campaigns (only one that won). For a short time, I worked in the legal department of the Federal Election Commission.    I have a B.A. in Political Science.

Organizations

Former LBJ Fellow (paid fellowship for Congressional Staff).
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary Society).

Publications

Washington Post
Washington Times

Education/Credentials

J.D. University of Michigan
B.A. George Washington University (Poli. Sci. major).

Awards and Honors

LBJ Fellow
Truman Scholar


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Recent Answers from Michael Troy

2017-03-27 Obama care:

Hello,    Presumably President Trump is presumably speaking metaphorically.  The current health care system, put in place by the Affordable Care Act, is known informally as "Obamacare".    Trump seems

2017-03-26 Re: Questions:

1. Yes  5. Yes  6. Correct, there are many exceptions to the exclusionary rule.  7. Yes, the standards for a warrant are much lower than for court, but there must be some credible evidence.  9. Yes, that

2017-03-26 Re: Questions:

1. yes  2. Not really - Police generally do not provide a lawyer at questioning.  The ruling meant that police could not continue to question a suspect until that person had an opportunity to get a lawyer

2017-03-24 Re: Questions:

1. Suspects had always had a right to an attorney and not to answer questions that could be self incriminating.  What Miranda added was that police must explicitly advise suspects of these rights before

2017-03-23 Re: Iron triangle:

Essentially, yes you have it right, Agencies have incentive to curry favor with interest groups through favorable regulations so that the interest groups will support the agency before Congress.  Interest

 

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