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Office of Legal Counsel

The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) was established in 1934 and is a division of the Department of Justice. The OLC assists the Attorney General in providing legal advice to the President and the rest of the executive branch agencies. All of the President's executive orders and proclamations are reviewed by the OLC. It reviews the constitutionality of all pending legislation. 

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