Unformatted text preview: constrain the president and the executive branch. • Presidential Power is Bad o There was a lot of secretive activity and there were some secretive documents that were passed o During this time a lot of the decisions were coming from Cheney’s lawyer dominates Bush’s lawyer. • How did 9/11 and Iraq War intensify the debate o After Sept. 11, Cheney and Addington were determined to implement their vision -- in secret. The vice president and his counsel found an ally in John Yoo, a lawyer at the Justice Department's extraordinarily powerful Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). In concert with Addington, Yoo wrote memoranda authorizing the president to act with unparalleled authority....
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- Spring '07
- President of the United States, vice president, Dick Cheney, President Dick Cheney