Presidential Lawsuits

Presidential Lawsuits

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 484 , Segment 2

Episode: Mexico Relations, Presidential Lawsuits, Endangered Species

  • Feb 8, 2017
  • 17:54 mins

Guest: Stephen Vladeck, JD, Professor of Law, University of Texas One way to measure a new President’s momentum is to tally the various official actions and executive orders he issues during his first week and a half. By that measure, Donald Trump has far outpaced Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, but he stands just shy of Barack Obama’s 19 executive orders and memorandums during his first 12 days in office.  Not all orders and memos are created equal, though, so another measure of a President’s initial time in office is to look at the lawsuits filed against him. And on that score, Donald Trump is winning, with over 50 federal lawsuits to Obama’s three.

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