Executive Power

Obama’s Enhanced Use of Executive Power Tools

By Jack Goldsmith
Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:08 AM

Charlie Savage has a story today about how the Obama administration, stymied in Congress and seeking ways to accomplish policy goals, has “increasingly in recent months . . . been seeking ways to act without Congress.”  This was a predictable turn of events and one that, as Savage’s story notes, follows a standard historical pattern.