Lecture 16 - presidential power II

Lecture 16 - presidential power II - Lecture 16...

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Lecture 16 Presidential powers II A. Head of gov’t powers because residing role of president B. “Head of gov’t powers” – see table C. Administrative powers – see table (appointments) D. Bush nomination – 1991- Clarence Thomas being sworn in before senate judiciary committee at his confirmation hearings in 1991 – accused of sexual harassment and when women questions decided not to believe her and stirred up anger in women resulting in more women elected next year out of anger E. Executive powers – constitution says executive power shall be invested in the gov’t – simply by virtue of being president, he gets power 1. Executive order – presidential directive that carries the weight of law even though it is not enacted by congress – overturned by congress- for example when Clinton wanted to overturn the gay discrimination – congress threatened to overturn – since Kennedy administration growing 2. Executive privilege – the president and congress info. should be kept secret – info. would
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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