Article originally appeared on amac.us.
There once was a time when liberals worried about executive power. During the Bush years, Democrats raised concerns over the Patriot Act and arguments from the administration that wire-tapping could be done without a warrant. They contested whether the administration could escape the jurisdiction of U.S. Courts and the Constitution by conducting business off-shore in Guantanamo Bay. When Donald Trump was president, they even challenged the president’s undisputed prerogatives such as the right to hire and fire the Director of the FBI or to issue executive orders on immigration on the basis that the president needed a proper rationale for his decisions, and that courts reserved the authority to review those justifications.
When it comes to the authority of Democratic administrations and a Supreme …
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