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I Background, 2 Constitutional Crisis and Constitutional Rot

Jack M. Balkin

From: Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?

Edited By: Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson, Mark Tushnet

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 February 2023

No one could accuse Donald Trump’s presidency of being boring. His first year in office has careened wildly through scandals, revelations, outrages, and fracturing of political norms. Because Donald Trump is very unpopular, and because he regularly does things that his opponents consider outrageous, his critics have begun to describe his actions as creating or precipitating a “constitutional crisis,” especially following his first executive order limiting entry into the United States,1 and again after his firing of FBI director James Comey.2 In 2009, Sandy...
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