Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Acclaimed LIBERAL Constitutional Scholar Alarmed At Number Obama's Executive Orders

Nationally acclaimed constitutional scholar Professor Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School is the second-most cited law professor in the country.
Testifying before a House Judiciary Committee looking into whether the president is faithfully executing the law, Turley flatly stated, “We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis with sweeping implications for our system of government.”
He also said that while he may agree with many of Obama’s policies, he has grave concerns about the way the president is implementing those policies.
Turley noted he had criticized former President George W. Bush for his use of executive orders, but the professor has become “alarmed” by the increasing number of those orders under Obama.
The professor had previously testified that in his view Obama “has repeatedly violated this doctrine (of the separation of powers) in the circumvention of Congress in areas ranging from health care to immigration law to environmental law.”
The solution, the professor said, lies in Congress. In his legal opinion, Congress, as a relatively small body, is “particularly well-designed” to have legal standing to bring lawsuits challenging the legality of the president’s unilateral actions and executive orders.
~WND excerpts

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