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2018 March

Executive Directives: What Poverty Lawyers Need to Know

By Abbi Coursolle

Presidents may make law unilaterally through executive directives, but the president’s power to act on his own is limited. The current president has used his executive power to enact policies that could have deleterious effects on low-income people. Poverty lawyers should be aware of the limits on the president’s power to issue executive directives and challenge invalid executive directives that will harm their clients.

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