The Uncertain Power of the President to Execute the Laws

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 46, p. 757, 1979

Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-19

51 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2011

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Bruce Ledewitz

Duquesne University - School of Law

Date Written: September 23, 2011

Abstract

Among the many grants of power to the President, none is more significant nor more controversial than the power of the President over execution of the laws. Constitutional battles have taken place over the extent to which the power to execute the laws implies power to go beyond statutes enacted by Congress. While arguments over the definition and scope of the power to execute the laws will continue, a potentially more significant question is being ignored. Under the Constitution, who executes the laws?

Suggested Citation

Ledewitz, Bruce, The Uncertain Power of the President to Execute the Laws (September 23, 2011). Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 46, p. 757, 1979; Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932735

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