A FRESH APPROACH TO CURBING PRESIDENTIAL OVERREACH
The president is counting on an ineffectual congress.
A new tool is urgently needed to restrain the illegal and/or unconstitutional exercise of power by the president. Beyond the major policies at issue, the very relevancy of the legislative branch is at stake. This article outlines a new legal weapon (more properly a shield) that will actually work. At the moment, congressional leadership seems caught between ineffective grand gestures and a politically perilous strategy of relying exclusively on the power of the purse. In this proposal, the Congress would enact a streamlined response path for the Federal Court of Appeals to invalidate specific Executive Orders (or directives tantamount to Executive Orders) that violate federal law, the Constitution, or both.
Jay B Gaskill, Attorney at Law
December 4, 2014
The full article needs to be read by all key House and Senate leaders.
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