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To: ken5050
I caught a few minutes..He was discussing some memomrandum that a Cinto DoJ atty wrote in 1994 (and the guy has now written something attacking Bush about the NSA wiretaps) back then he said that the president. (Clinton) has the absolute authority to IGNORE any act of Congress that impedes his constitutional authority...anyone have any info?

Ahh, here 'tis ...

Presidential Authority to Decline to Execute Unconstitutional Statutes, 18 Op. Off. Legal Counsel 199 (1994)
(memorandum from Assistant Attorney General Walter Dellinger)

DoJ Opinions ->

The last link below is "new" to this collection. It is -NOT- the Dellinger memo recently referred to in order to paint Dellinger as taking both sides of the presidential power issue.

63 Law & Contemp. Probs. 7 (Winter/Spring 2000)
Dawn E. Johnsen, Presidential Non-Enforcement of Constitutionally Objectionable Statutes

63 Law & Contemp. Probs. 107 (Winter/Spring 2000)
Peter L. Strauss, The President and Choices Not to Enforce

63 Law & Contemp. Probs. 125 (Winter/Spring 2000)
Lori Fisler Damrosch, The Clinton Administration and War Powers

63 Law & Contemp. Probs. 479 (Winter/Spring 2000)
Alan J. Meese, Bakke Betrayed

63 Law & Contemp. Probs. 513 (Winter/Spring 2000)

208 posted on 02/04/2006 12:01:50 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

You are hereby ordered to get some sleep

215 posted on 02/05/2006 4:07:21 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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