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Does the President of the United States have discretionary

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Does the President of the United States have discretionary authority to pick and choose which parts of the constitution or duly passed laws he will enforce?

Hello, and welcome to Just Answer.

The President of the United States, legally, must enforce all parts of the Constitution, but does have discretionary authority in certain areas.

If laws are passed by Congress, with which he disagrees, he has various options, but being Chief Executive, he is afforded the 'discretion' that the law allows the President to exercise. I think you'll find the following articles interesting and they will help with the understanding of what the President can and cannot do, legally, considering his discretionary authority:

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obamas-immigration-policy-shift-was-legal-but-was-it-proper/

http://thebroadside.freedomblogging.com/2011/02/25/impeach-obama-disbar-holder/


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