Frank, i sort of thought you were from some of your posts. Appreciate the clarifications. But let me ask - what is to actually prevent an EO from being issued that contravenes an existing statute? And what would be the process for challenging it in court, or is there an administrative review of some sort by the judiciary that would stop it before it was issued?
And you said that an EO can't impose requirements outside the scope of existing statutory or regulatory authority. Agree on the statutory limitation. Are you sure about the regulatory limits? Many regulations take broad license where the statute is silent, in fact by necessity.
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