The Legal Brains Behind the New Paradigm

If you’ve been surprised with the vehemence with which the administration has been arguing for a New Paradigm, in which traditional separation of powers doctrines go by the board, and wondered why the Courts haven’t been sympathetic to government lawyers’ arguments, a couple of excellent pieces shed significant light.

The first is from The New Yorker, earlier this month, called The Hidden Power РThe legal mind behind the White House’s war on terror, by Jane Mayer and the second Power Grab by Elizabeth Drew explains the new custom of issuing signing statements on how the laws passed by Congress will be applied and interpreted.

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