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Question 1: Rather, Rumsfeld was dually employed as ________ at the same $42,500 salary,[30] a position presumably outside the scope of the Clause.
United States CabinetVice President of the United StatesPresident of the United StatesExecutive Office of the President of the United States

Question 2: The first two rollbacks concerned appointees of Republicans William Taft and Richard Nixon, and the latter two were implemented for appointees of Democrats Jimmy Carter and ________.
Bill ClintonAl GoreEd RendellHoward Dean

Question 3: The Saxbe fix has subsequently become relevant as a successful—though not universally accepted—solution for appointments by presidents of both parties of sitting members of the United States Congress to the ________.
United States ConstitutionUnited States federal executive departmentsUnited States CabinetDemocratic Party (United States)

Question 4: [44] Senator ________, who felt the bar was not avoidable by legislation,[36] explained his position at the time: "[The clause is] so clear that it can't be waived....
Joe LiebermanJohn McCainJohn KerryRobert Byrd

Question 5: The Nixon administration skirted the Ineligibility Clause during its first year, when Nixon named Representative ________ as Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1969.
Dick CheneyGeorge W. BushGeorge H. W. BushDonald Rumsfeld

Question 6: According to ________, "appointed" means at the moment of nomination for civil office, not at the time of approval.
Marbury v. MadisonJames MadisonUnited States ConstitutionJohn Marshall

Question 7: [87] Although Chief Justice ________ stated that appointments by the President are completely voluntary, there are restrictions on his statutory authority.
James MadisonThomas JeffersonJohn MarshallCharles Evans Hughes

Question 8: The most likely claimant would be an individual who has been adversely affected by a discretionary decision under the nominee's authority—-for example someone denied a ________.
PassportBritish National (Overseas)Trinidad and Tobago passportKosovan passport

Question 9: Subsequently, Jimmy Carter became the first Democratic President to use a Saxbe fix when he appointed Senator ________ as his Secretary of State.
George McGovernEdmund MuskieLyndon B. JohnsonHubert Humphrey

Question 10: The courts have dismissed suits contesting the appointments of Justice ________ (Ex parte Levitt, 302 U.S.
Earl WarrenWilliam O. DouglasJohn Marshall Harlan IIHugo Black

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