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Despite Trump’s attempts to delegitimize them, the Courts are checking executive power exactly as they should.

Leonard, Meghan E. (2017) Despite Trump’s attempts to delegitimize them, the Courts are checking executive power exactly as they should. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Feb 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Recent weeks have seen Donald Trump’s controversial executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries halted by rulings from federal judges. In response, Trump has attacked the judiciary, arguing that they do not have the power to stop his order. Meghan Leonard writes that the Courts’ ability to undertake judicial review in cases such as this are at the heart of judicial power in the United States. And while presidents in the past – from Lincoln to Obama – have challenged decisions, they have been generally unable to limit the power of the Courts. Rather than facing a constitutional crisis, she argues, our system is working exactly the way it is supposed to.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 13:43
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69703

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