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    shift in emphasis from relying on expansive executive power to looking to a similarly expansive reading of powers provided by the legislature.

    The purpose, it seems to me, is to cover all of the bases necessary to ensure this power is allowed to continue. If, someday, the Courts grow uncomfortable with the unitary executive theory and allow challenges to illegal Presidential actions, this Administration has worked to ensure that a) Congress continues to hand over more power and b) DOJ has an extensive internal framework of memos laying out how Congress gave the President these powers anyways.

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 01:20:33 PM PST

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