The constitution gives the president power obligation

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-The Constitution gives the president power/ obligation to to execute policy -Judiciary has no power to implement, the real job of the president is to implement policy - Execution vs Implementation is important for understanding the role of the president because the president does not always do exactly what Congress want him to do in the way Congress wants him to do it. -“Implementation” is generally reaching the general policy goals/mandates of Congress but in a manner and flavor that the president chooses VAST POWERS FOR COORDINATING POLICY ACROSS DISPARATE ISSUES POLICYMAKING AT THE BROADEST LEVEL (BIG “R” REFORM) -Big ideas & broad change HEAD OF STATE & DOMINATES FOREIGN POLICY -President is supreme in foreign policy (your representative to other nations) -This power is often exercised & seen through the Secretaries of State & Defense, US AID, & other bureaucratic arms of the presidency POLITICAL & ADMINISTRATIVE LINES OF AUTHORITY -Presidents are the leaders of their parties & its politics & the head of policy for the executive branch -Has a lot to say how party $ is spent & are bureaucrat in chief “ISSUES MYOPIA” -Only focuses on one thing at a time (contrast w/ Congress) SIDE NOTE -Senate has some foreign power, but president is dominant FEDERAL JUDICIARY
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PURPOSE: ESTABLISH CONSTITUTIONALITY OF POLICY BROAD AUTHORITY TO REFORM -Through jurisdiction prescribed & proscribed by Congress -Judiciary can’t implement decisions -Federal judiciary has almost no jurisdiction (almost entirely defined by Congress- if Congress doesn’t want to hear a case, then the court doesn’t hear the case) POLITICAL VARIATION EQUAL TO THAT OF CONGRESS -Extreme Republicans & Democrats in court (they are definitely politicians & more political than have you believe) -Precedent MORE POLITICAL THAN THEY’D HAVE US BELIEVE -Works on basis of precedent (what they did before) CONCERN IS W/ THE PROCESS OF EST. AUTHORITY & MAKING POLICY, RATHER THAN CONTENT OF PUBLIC POLICIES -Influence content by affecting procedure SIDE NOTE -Judiciary & Constitution is about PROCESS -Congress doesn’t have enough time or if Court has issued decision that Congress doesn’t want= they flood their agenda so they can’t hear the problem. -Court doesn’t care about substance (facts) only care about process
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  • Spring '10
  • JESSEE
  • Government, President of the United States

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