Part III. Presidential Spending Powers | Howell E. Jackson | January 07, 2015

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Part III. Presidential Spending Powers

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  1. 1 Show/Hide More Class Eight -- Friday, February 21st
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    In today's class, we will turn out attention to Presidential Spending Powers. For an overview of the mechanics of Executive powers, see Schick, The Federal Budget: Chapter Ten: Managing Federal Expenditures. In class we will focus our attention of a debate between Professors Stith and Sidak over the power of the purse. We will also dig into the specific example of executive spending during government shutdowns, as explored in Puja Seam & Brad Shron, “Government Shutdowns” (May 4, 2005) (Briefing Paper No. 10), which all class participants should read.
  2. 2 Show/Hide More Class Nine -- Thursday, February 27th
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    In today's class, we will continue our discussion of Presidential spending powers, starting first with the topic of line item vetos, which came before the Supreme Court in Clinton v. City of New York 524 U.S. 417 (1998). We will then review the topic of reprogramming, which was touched upon in Chapter Ten of Schick, The Federal Budget, and is explored in more detail in Takeshi Fujitani & Jared Shirck, “Executive Spending Powers: The Capacity to Reprogram, Rescind, and Impound” (May 3, 2005) (Briefing Paper No. 8). Additional perspectives on Executive spending powers are presented in the allocated briefing papers for today's class.
  3. 3 Show/Hide More Class Ten-- Friday, February 28th
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    Today we will take up debt ceiling, starting first with Michael W. McConnell, The Origins of the Fiscal Constitution & Howell E. Jackson, The 2011 Debt Ceiling Crisis Revisited, from Is U.S. Government Debt Different (2012). You should also read over Jeremy Kreisberg & Kelley O'Mara, The 2011 Debt Limit Impasse: Treasury's Actions & The Counterfactual – What Might have Happened if the National Debt Hit the Satutory Limit (September 4, 2012) (Briefing Paper No. 41)
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