The President and the Rule of Law

During his State of the Union address, President Obama said that because Congress keeps thwarting his agenda, he will advance his positions about immigration, the environment, the economy, gun control, and other of his priorities by issuing executive orders.

He has already been doing that sort of thing.  Conservatives don’t like Obamacare, so they might be glad that the President has changed and delayed its terms.  But by what authority does he just alter a duly-ratified law?  The president is supposed to execute the laws, not create them or change the ones that he doesn’t like. [Read more...]

Live blogging the State of the Union

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET will be the President’s State of the Union Address.  I invite you to live blog it here via the comments.  (What you do is have your computer ready as you watch and listen to the speech.  Make comments as the speech unfolds.  Remember to refresh your screen so that everyone else’s comments will also appear.)


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