How Should the U.S. Public Law System React to President Trump?

20 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2018

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Richard J. Pierce

George Washington University Law School

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

In this essay Professor Pierce uses six actions that President Trump has taken or threatened to take to illustrate the ways in which courts can preclude him from undermining core legal and cultural values while preserving his power and that of his successors to take all actions needed to execute effectively the powers conferred on the president in Article II of the constitution. He concludes that courts are capable of performing that difficult task through application of existing public law doctrines.

Suggested Citation

Pierce, Richard J., How Should the U.S. Public Law System React to President Trump? (2018). GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-35; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-35. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3235755 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3235755

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