Separations of Powers Power Struggle

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Posted on June 23, 2014 by Ruth O’Brien

Unless you are William Howard Taft, who as Supreme Court Chief Justice would highly approve of his successor Chief Justice John G. Roberts.  Or unless you reside in the town of Taft) read it and weep.  More of that man-on-man (Roberts vs. Obama) action, as the Supreme Court blocks (partially) Obama’s ability to exercise executive action on the environment.

Another crude contest, and another excellent example of how an American president wields executive action in defense.  It is not an offensive move.  Read for yourself.

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About Professor Ruth O'Brien

Professor Ruth O'Brien, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY) & Honorary Unaffiliated Academic Book Series Editor for The Public Square, Princeton University Press & Heretical Thought, Oxford University Press, USA Last book: Out of Many, One: Obama & the Third American Political Tradition (U of Chicago 2013). Nickname: Professorette by Rush Limbaugh (see http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Ruth-O-Brien)

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