Future Govts

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by Kestral, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Kestral

    Kestral Member

    Aug 31, 2008
    Guernsey Channel Islands
    Being an outsider,I am curious as to once a new US law has been signed in by who ever is in power at the time, which is not favoured by the people.can it be altered or amended by a later Pres.who thinks more of what the people want,than personal power over the people.
  2. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Yes, but it isn't easy. And it's not in the hands of the later Pres. It would have to be repealed in the Legislature. Executive orders, however, can be withdrawn or modified by the next Pres., which happens fairly often. Then there are regulations ( the detailed rules based on a law), which carry the force of law, but can be canceled or modified by the issuing agency. It gets very complicated.

    The only other way a law can be overturned is if the Supreme Court rules that it is unconstitutional either in part or in it's entirety.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012

  3. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Near Fairbanks
    One Executive Order could be written to nullify all other ones.