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Unformatted text preview: Political Science 140B Instructor: Scott James Outline #9 Policy Leadership by Other Means Unilateral Sources of Presidential Influence: Executive Orders I. What is an executive order? A. A written presidential directive issued to employees of the federal government, (civilian or military), specifying rules, requirements, or procedures to be followed in the conduct of their jobs. 1. Executive orders have the same force of law as legislative statutes B. The Constitution is silent on the appropriate use of executive orders 1. Courts have generally held that executive orders must be reasonably one of the president's constitutional roles or duties. a. Commander-in-Chief b. “to take care that the laws be faithfully executed” C. Most executive orders are directed toward establishing or modifying executive branch decision making procedures or bureaucratic rules of action. 1. Key point: rules are rarely neutral in their impact a. procedure is policy D. Executive orders and presidential policy leadership on hot button issues Social policy 1....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course PS 140B PS 140B taught by Professor Jamesscott during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.
- Spring '10