Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Checks and Balances, Division of Powers, Constitution
Harsher Security Tactics? Obama Left Door Ajar, and Trump is Knocking. "Over and over, Mr. Obama has imposed limits on his use of such powers but has not closed the door on them — a flexible approach premised on the idea that he and his successors could be trusted to use them prudently. Mr. Trump can now sweep away those limits and open the throttle on policies that Mr. Obama endorsed as lawful and legitimate for sparing use, like targeted killings in drone strikes and the use of indefinite detention and military tribunals for terrorism suspects."