Executive Power

Pete Souza

Debates over the proper scope of executive power in the United States have been a feature of U.S. law and politics dating back to before the nation’s founding. Article II of the Constitution vests the president with “the executive power” and the power to act as the military’s Commander in Chief, but the post-9/11 presidency has been characterized as a striking expansion of executive power, particularly in the area of national security.

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Biden Administration

Did the Justice Department Give President Biden Legal Advice on the CDC Eviction Moratorium?

Although many questions remain unanswered, there is troubling evidence that either the Justice Department was not consulted on a major legal issue or the Biden administration has misrepresented its legal position to the public.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action and Federal Rights Holds Hearing on Executive Privilege

A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on congressional oversight and executive privilege. Members will hear the testimony of four scholars and experts on the subject. 

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