HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » RNC: Obama’s Executive Ac... » Reply #13
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:07 PM

13. This is the same RNC that was arguing for a "Unitary Executive" (Dictatorship) when W was pResident.

Scholar says Bush has used obscure doctrine to extend power 95 times

The Bush administration has been using an extreme version of an obscure doctrine called the Unitary Executive Theory to justify executive actions that far exceed past presidents' power, RAW STORY has learned.

The doctrine assumes, in its extreme form, nearly absolute deference to the Executive branch from Congress and the Judiciary.

According to Dr. Christopher Kelley, a professor in the Department of Political Sciences at Miami University, as of April 2005, President Bush had used the doctrine 95 times when signing legislation into law, issuing an executive order, or responding to a congressional resolution.


Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 24 replies Author Time Post
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Renew Deal Jan 2013 #1
jambo101 Jan 2013 #17
pnwmom Jan 2013 #2
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #3
cstanleytech Jan 2013 #18
bowens43 Jan 2013 #4
Bonhomme Richard Jan 2013 #5
jlover70 Jan 2013 #21
bemildred Jan 2013 #6
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #7
Journeyman Jan 2013 #8
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #9
orbitalman Jan 2013 #10
onehandle Jan 2013 #11
catbyte Jan 2013 #12
LineReply This is the same RNC that was arguing for a "Unitary Executive" (Dictatorship) when W was pResident.
Ian David Jan 2013 #13
One_Life_To_Give Jan 2013 #14
truthisfreedom Jan 2013 #15
SwankyXomb Jan 2013 #16
Javaman Jan 2013 #19
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #20
John2 Jan 2013 #24
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #22
jumptheshadow Jan 2013 #23
Please login to view edit histories.