From enforcing and defending the Defense of Marriage Act, implementing the Affordable Care Act, enforcing federal marijuana laws, to making changes to sentencing guidelines, the Executive Branch has chosen less than vigorous action. What are the limits on the Executive’s authority to defer? When may, and may not, the Executive choose not to act, or to act less vigorously, and still meet the requirements of the Take Care Clause?
A key element of the Practice Groups' Executive Branch Review project is our annual conference. This year's Executive Branch Review Conference took place on May 7th at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Suspension of Laws: What are the Limits of Executive Authority?
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
- Ms. Brianne Gorod, Appellate Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
- Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University Law Center
- Prof. Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law; Director of the Environmental Law Advocacy Center; Executive Director, Project for Older Prisoners, The George Washington University Law School
- Moderator: Mr. Stuart S. Taylor, Jr., Nonresident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution