Skip to comments.Presidents have been signing executive orders since George Washington was in office. How do Trump's
Posted on 02/03/2017 1:25:21 PM PST by BenLurkin
Executive orders are one of a variety of written instruments presidents can use to exercise their authority. They typically contain instructions to federal agencies that presidents oversee on how they should discharge their responsibilities.
Although such orders are often viewed as carrying more legal weight than other kinds of presidential directives, experts say there is no substantive difference between them. As long as the directives conform to the Constitution and statutes, they carry the force of the law, but can be revoked by a future president with the stroke of a pen.
Barack Obama signed nine executive orders during his first two weeks in office in 2009, including ones to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp within a year, shut down the CIAs network of secret overseas prisons and end the agencys use of interrogation techniques that critics describe as torture.
Trump has issued seven executive orders. In addition to the travel ban, they include instructions to begin construction of an expanded border wall with Mexico and threats to withhold federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The president who signed the most executive orders is [Franklin] Roosevelt, who put his name to 3,721...307 executive orders a year, more than any U.S. leader before or since.
Obamas 276 executive orders may pale in comparison to previous presidents. But the figure does not include some of the most contentious actions taken by his administration including immigration reforms that offered deportation relief and work permits to people who were brought to the U.S. as children and stayed illegally.
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It’s not the number of the EOs, it’s the nature of the EOs.
Well said! Yeah, Bush wrote a bunch ... but look at the subject matter. Most of them regard small matters.
um...EOs ain’t the only thing presidents sign.
The President has 30 types of presidential actions he can take.
Memorandums; Presidential Orders; Notices; Proclamations; Determinations to name a few.
Obama had 2,136 official signed statements that have the force of law, the number of which do not include any continuing resolutions.
Number of EOs by the 45 Presidents which run from 1 to 3,522 by FDR.
Possibly a more relevant comparison:
Trump rounds of golf to date: 0
The courts decide cases
The Congress makes laws
The President carries out day-to-day operations of the people who work for the government.
If stupid district judges think they can run The President by deciding what XO’s he can or cannot do, this will get very bad.
This needs to be slapped down hard. We never demanded that lower courts stop Obama’s XO’s, because we would not have expected them to be able to.
Trump needs to stomp on him and take away his office. Federal courts are allocated by someone... Make him the Federal judge of the 300 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.
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