What is an Executive Order?

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From Insights on Law & Society

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.

Go to: http://www.americanbar.org/publications/insights_on_law_andsociety/17/fall-2016/what-is-an-executive-order.html


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