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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Professor Ian Bartrum Appears on KSNV's The Agenda

Ian Bartrum is an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Aug. 20, he appeared on KSNV's The Agenda to talk about executive orders (12:07 remaining mark). 

"You'll see if you have your list of presidents with executive orders, many of those with the most executive orders served during war time. There are basically three kinds of situations when you have an executive order that has the force of law. One, when you direct something to the agencies. Two, when there's some statute that's specifically authorized to the president. And third, the sort of catchall area, is the commander in chief powers. So when the president's conducting war, there is a lot of room there to make strategic decisions, etc. I think, in particular, the issue with drones and those other sorts of really controversial issues being cited at the executive levels does present a number of troubling questions."

Professor Bartrum's research interests are in constitutional history and theory, the Establishment Clause, and constitutional education.