Are Executive Orders Constitutional?

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    More: THE EXECUTIVE ORDER
     
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    If you bothered to pick up the Constitution you would know the answer.
     
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    I'll leave that to SCOTUS.
     
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    Executive orders can be used in an emergency to enforce laws that are already on the books but they cannot be used to creat new laws or circumvent the constitution.
    Issuing a presidential order that attempts to circumvent the constitution would be a big mistake for mister popular.
    Oh! that should be president popular - sorry, I forgot my PCness.
     
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    Well, Sparky, you obviously ain't no constitutional law professor...
     
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    Well, let Obama institute one and we'll find out.

    FDR's executive order 9066 authorized the internment of Japanese Americans.

    I would call that Unconstitutional...but the Supreme Court upheld it as constitutional.

    Just goes to show you again, as with Dred Scott, the Supreme Court might be the final arbitrator, but it is also as flawed as any human institution.
     
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    The president has no ability to grant himself or the executive branch powers not granted to them by the Constitution or existing federal law. Any attempt to do so would violate his oath of office, any executive order not backed up by law ain't worth the paper it's printed on. If you bother to read the Constitution, the only right the president may suspend is habeas corpus, nothing else is in his power.
     
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    We'll see...
     

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