February 25, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Pacific Time

ACS San Diego: The Limits of Executive Orders

President Obama famously said he had a telephone and a pen, meaning he could either negotiate policies with Congress or achieve those ends by executive order. President Trump used them to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the WHO, the Iran nuclear agreement, and to redirect funds from the defense budget to building his wall. President Biden has used executive orders to reverse some of Trump’s orders. 

Please join the ACS San Diego, At-Large, Austin, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Madison, and Western New York Lawyer Chapters as we welcome former Obama White House Counsel Neil Eggleston for a discussion on the issues and limits concerning executive orders, including: What is the line between what can be accomplished by executive orders and what requires legislation? What should be that limit? In light of Trump’s use of executive orders, should the executive order power of the president be curtailed?