On NPR today, I heard a brief update on an interesting article in The Boston Globe, by Charles Savage, about President Bush’s claim to have the authority to disregard over 750 laws that have been enacted since he took office. In the article, Bush is reported to assert that “he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.”
Further in the article, “Many legal scholars say they believe that Bush’s theory about his own powers goes too far and that he is seizing for himself some of the law-making role of Congress and the Constitution-interpreting role of the courts.”
Interesting read. Helps explain some of the reasons about issues that have been in the press recently.