The president's unilateral restrictions are legally dubious and unlikely to "save lives."
Stanford University's Terry Moe and the Cato Institute's Gene Healy debate giving fast-track authority to U.S. presidents.
A Soho Forum debate on expanding or restricting presidential powers.
A 2000 OLC memo suggests the answer is "yes."
Presidents aren't saints. They aren't monarchs. They aren't celebrities. And they aren't your friends.
If the refusal of lawmakers to enact a president's policies is justification for unilateral executive action, then a slide toward elective monarchy is inevitable.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
In a Thursday afternoon announcement, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) said Trump committed "an act of sedition" by inciting a riot on Wednesday afternoon.
That’s a rare position for modern White House residents, and not necessarily a popular one with the public.
Current law can allow the president to route around Congress indefinitely.
President Trump pardoned a turkey and an agent of Turkey. Will he give himself a lame duck pardon next?
If Trump isn’t interested, maybe the Biden administration could get started with a few acts of mercy.
Mail-in ballots typically take days or sometimes weeks to be counted, so don't expect results on Election Night this year.
If only that signaled a broader respect for legal limits on executive power.
USA Today Op ed Making the Case for Abolishing the Constitutional Requirement that the President Must be a "Natural Born" Citizen
I coauthored it with Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy.
Rejecting Biden's Threat of a Nationwide Mask Mandate, Trump Suddenly Respects Limits on Presidential Power
Both major parties defend the Constitution only when it's convenient.
Will his blunt self-aggrandizement reinvigorate concerns about presidents who exceed their powers?
BREAKING: Supreme Court Decides Trump Financial Records Cases and Fate of Eastern Oklahoma (Updated)
The Supreme Court rejected Donald Trump's claims of immunity, but reaffirmed limits on investigatory powers, and ruled in favor of Native American tribal claims against Oklahoma.
There was a potentially pivotal exchange in today's Supreme Court oral argument over the House subpoenas seeking the President's financial records.
In an interview, the freshly-minted presidential candidate talks abortion, the "spoiler" charge, and Joe Biden's flip-flopping, while insisting that 2020 is a "winnable race."
The president has a history of asserting powers he does not actually have.
Kehinde Wiley's pre-presidential works criticized inequalities and hierarchies of power. His presidential portrait doesn't do the same.
Republicans might rue that mistake when Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders inherits Trump's beefed-up trade authority.
"Somehow we've decided that the one job in America that gets the most job protection is the one where you actually get nuclear weapons," says the Cato Institute's Gene Healy.
Just like their counterparts in the Democratic Party do!
If, at the end of all this, President Mike Pence sits behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office, what has been accomplished?
In making the case against the House impeachment inquiry, the White House counsel relies upon a repudiated district court opinion that doesn't even support its argument.
"We believe the acts revealed publicly over the past several weeks are fundamentally incompatible with the president’s oath of office, his duties as commander in chief, and his constitutional obligation to 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed.'"
The senator and the president she wants to unseat are determined to have their way, regardless of what the law says.
Libertarians Forged an Alliance With Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Was It a Deal With the Devil?
Free market reformers and authoritarian nationalists battle it out to reshape Brazil.
The libertarian legal analyst says Trump, like his White House predecessors, has abused executive power in all sorts of ways.
The Fox News legal analyst says the president is abusing executive power.