Bush and Executive Activism
Law Professor Doug Berman who writes Sentencing Law and Policy, the go-to blog on criminal sentencing, e-mailed me some thoughts on Bush and his warrantless electronic surveillance orders, the topic being a little off-subject for his blog. He says the fitting label for Bush's behavior is "executive activism."
Unwilling or unable to obtain the power they seek though the legislative process, this administration has made up the law themselves.
I like the label and will go with it. Prof. Berman continues,
It highlights the hypocrisy of this administration in regularly attacking judges for their open efforts to enforce constitutional protections, while it engages in anti-democratic secret efforts to undermine constitutional protections.
Bush is an Executive Activist. Spread the word.
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