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Executive Branch Articles

Examples of some Constitutional Powers of the President, and some limitations on what can be passed.

US Supreme Court, federal court uphold new PA congressional map

US Supreme Court, federal court uphold new PA congressional map

This article shows off the Federal Court denying a decision against changing the Pennsylvania District lines to make them more fair. After they were changed to make Democratic and Republican sides equal, many Republicans were not very happy. They made cases, but were denied.

witf.org
U.S. Supreme Court sets date to hear Washington appeal on treaty rights

U.S. Supreme Court sets date to hear Washington appeal on treaty rights

This article shows an example of the Chief Diplomats of the Supreme Court making decisions on treaty’s. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on April 18 on whether six treaties signed in 1854 and 1855 have guaranteed over twenty Western Washington tribes enough fish to “earn a moderate living”. Tribes in those areas gave up land for federal use, but with the amount of fish slowly going down, they want a compromise.

capitalpress.com
Congressional Leaders Finalize Spending Deal as Deadline Looms

Congressional Leaders Finalize Spending Deal as Deadline Looms

President Donald Trump and the U.S. congressional leaders have reached a deal on a bill that will in theory fund the government until October. This article shows a limit of President Trumps power, being that he can’t put any bills into action without the consent of congress. This would provide funds for government centered operations, like the military, and help against topics such as gun violence.

wsj.com
Congress Handed to the President the Power to Level Tariffs | National Review

Congress Handed to the President the Power to Level Tariffs | National Review

“In the past 80 years, authority on tariffs has left the legislative branch”. This article brings up the Presidents ability to levy tariffs, originally only to be done by congress. The entire article is based around the authors opinion, and how they feel about the direction the president and government are going. According to the author, decisions related to economics and taxes have not been the best, and need to gradually improve.

nationalreview.com