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Better define and restrict Executive Orders
Some legal experts, such as Stanford University professor Michael McConnell, say that the president is not allowed to pick and choose what laws to enforce. Politicians have a right to make their case, but not to make an end run around the law.
The House and Senate did not pass cap-and-trade bills, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions. So the Environmental Protection Agency is doing cap-and-trade on its own. The Congress did not pass the DREAM Act, which would have allowed undocumented young people to remain in America. The Department of Homeland Security has allowed them to stay.
The question is: If the Constitution and or Congress either state a law or denies a proposal does the Executive Order procedure override the Constitution or Congress.
All presidents use Executive Orders so this is not limited to any party or a specific administration.
Do we need to better define and restrict Executive Orders.