Symposium

Panel II: Presidential Lawmaking Powers: Vetoes, Line Item Vetoes, Signing Statements, Executive Orders, and Delegations of Rulemaking Authority

Frank Easterbrook, Theodore Olson, Steven Ross and David Schoenbrod

My topic is the delegation of legislative power which occurs when a statute authorizes the Executive to make the rules of conduct. My purpose is to urge you to begin to rethink whether this prevalent practice is a wise and good thing.