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Opening RemarksThe Honorable Bob GoodlatteWitness Panel 1The Honorable Jim GerlachUnited States House of RepresentativesGerlach Testimony.pdf (146.3 KBs)The Honorable Diane BlackUnited States House of RepresentativesBlack Testimony.pdf (305.2 KBs)The Honorable Tom RiceUnited States House of RepresentativesRice Testimony.pdf (271.7 KBs)The Honorable Ron DeSantisUnited States House of RepresentativesDeSantis Testimony.pdf (315.3 KBs)Witness Panel 2Mr. Jonathan TurleyGeorge Washington University Law SchoolTurley Testimony.pdf (338.6 KBs)Ms. Elizabeth Price FoleyFlorida International University College of LawFoley testimony.pdf (682.6 KBs)Mr. Christopher SchroederDuke University Law SchoolSchroeder Testimony.pdf (221.0 KBs)http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/hearings?ID=4B00641F-3944-4308-BF89-F68AA9FF4653
Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actionsBy David A. Fahrenthold, Wednesday, February 26, 3:11 PM E-mail the writerOn Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee brought in legal experts with a message of tough love.They testified that the House — indeed, the whole Congress — was a bunch of lily-livered pushovers, unable to stand up to a bully.“Recently, Congress has seemed — frankly — feckless and uncertain as to its authority,” testified Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University.Later on, Turley went further. This wasn’t just weakness.It was worse. Did Congress actually hate itself?“For Congress not to act, in my view, borders on self-loathing,” he said.“If you want to stay relevant as an institution,” said Elizabeth Price Foley, a law professor at Florida International University, “I would suggest that you not stand idly by and let the president take your power away.”The subject of the committee’s hearing was “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws.” It was the second time in three months that the committee, chaired by Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.), had examined a recent spate of decisions by President Obama that had altered the implementation of existing laws.http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress-urged-to-challange-obamas-executive-actions/2014/02/26/e7f5766e-9f13-11e3-9ba6-800d1192d08b_story.html