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Entries by Peter M. Shane from 01/2009

Executive Vigor Without Executive Arrogance II: A Primer on Executive Orders

| Posted 01.09.2009 | Politics

If the President issues a pardon, no later President can undo it. After George H. W. Bush pardoned the Iran-Contra defendants, Presidents Clinton could not say: "Hold on! I'm taking those pardons back!"

Executive Vigor Without Executive Arrogance III: Three Steps Away from the Unitary Presidency

| Posted 01.09.2009 | Politics

My last two posts focused on whether a newly inaugurated President Obama can move energetically to displace Bush-era policy without embracing a radica...

Obama's First Executive Order Strikes a Blow for Transparency and the Rule of Law

| Posted 01.22.2009 | Politics

Obama's first executive order revoked Bush's constitutionally lunatic procedure for enabling former presidents and vice presidents to limit public access to their records.

The Audacity of Rush Limbaugh's Hope: Standing Up to the Hubris of a Bully

| Posted 01.29.2009 | Media

Rush Limbaugh wants Obama to fail. Why? Because people might stop paying attention to Rush Limbaugh.