Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bush’s laws will be scrutinized reported Maybe it’s his background teaching constitutional law. If elected president, Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama said one of the first things he wants to do is ensure the constitutionality of all the laws and executive orders passed while Republican President George W. Bush has been in office. Those that don’t pass muster will be overturned, he said.
Well this former constitutional law teacher should know that while a president can change an executive order, he cannot "overturn" a law passed by Congress and signed by a President.
During a fund-raiser in Denver, Obama — a former constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago Law School — was asked what he hoped to accomplish during his first 100 days in office. “I would call my attorney general in and review every single executive order issued by George Bush and overturn those laws or executive decisions that I feel violate the constitution,” said Obama
Ao he is going to act as the Judiciary branch AND the Legislative branch.
Other goals for his first 100 days: work out a plan to withdraw troops from Iraq; make progress on alternative energy plans and launch legislation to reform the health care system.


Alex said...

I don't believe Obama meant he is going to personally overturn the laws. What he must have meant is that he is going to challenge the laws on constitutional grounds to the best of his ability.

iron chef klingon said...

I hope that Obama isn't really a Constitutional law professor. That would mean his anti-Constitution political positions (especially on the right to bear arms) are treasonous and not excusable on the grounds of ignorance.