The Uncertain Power of the President to Execute the Laws
Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 46, p. 757, 1979
51 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2011
Date Written: September 23, 2011
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?
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