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Old January 9, 2013, 09:59 PM   #92
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by rajbcpa
Sorry Servo; you are wrong!...
Sorry, but you apparently don't understand the law, how our government works or what an executive order is. Tom Servo is, in fact, correct.

An executive order is instruction from the president, as manager of the executive branch, to the administrative units reporting to him regarding the implementation and enforcement of statutes and regulations. As such, it must be consistent with statute or regulation to which it relates. A executive order can not make new law or regulation.

Executive orders may be challenged in court for going outside the scope of statute or regulation, or on a question of constitutionality. And there's our "checks and balances."
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