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Has Obama Created A New Star Chamber By Rewriting The Law? - Forbes

English: West face of the United States Suprem... Whereas eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century executive officers had to be fastidious about adhering to the law, twentieth-century officers could afford to be nearly indifferent, he writes, without citing much evidence of the earlier fastidiousness (one of the key precedents involves a customs official who embezzled a fortune and hightailed it to Europe ), or explaining how personal liability would work in a government with 2 million civilian employees. Hamburger admits he isnt suggesting solutions, only a new way to look at the uneasy constitutional status of federal agencies. Created largely during the New Deal after President Roosevelt threatened to pack the recalcitrant U.S. Supreme Court with more sympathetic judges, federal agencies make the equivalent of law under a broad delegation of power from Congress.
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