What is an Executive Order?

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Insights on Law & Society 17.1, Fall 2016

One of the most common “presidential” documents in our modern government is an executive order. Every American president has issued at least one… Here, “Teaching Legal Docs” tries to unpack these sometimes controversial legal documents produced by the executive branch of the U.S. government.

See pages 24 – 25.



A magazine for teachers of civics, government, history, and law, Insights on Law & Society is a publication of the American Bar Association.