Government by Executive Seminar

Credit Hours: 2

Modern-day government, scholars agree, does not come from Congress, let alone the courts. It comes from the Executive, more particularly the President and the White House. The seminar examines the political and institutional origins and consequences of this phenomenon, and it explores some of the difficult legal and constitutional questions that surround executive government (e.g., presidential control over agency rulemaking; “unorthodox” lawmaking; the executive power to suspend law enforcement; executive power to re-negot iate or abrogate international agreements; and “executive federalism”). Administrative Law and Constitutional Law I: Structure of Government are prerequisites for this course.