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Andrew Rudalevige


Andrew Rudalevige is Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government at Bowdoin College and (in 2023-24) a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He studies American political institutions, especially the presidency and executive branch. His most recent book is the award-winning By Executive Order: Bureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power (Princeton University Press, 2021).

Why Donald Trump is happy a Colorado judge called him an insurrectionist

What happens when Trump's 2024 candidacy confronts the 14th Amendment?

Could a GOP president take over independent government agencies?

Here's what the law actually says.

Why the president can’t just fire bureaucrats

The "unitary executive theory" has its limits

Biden’s broad marijuana pardon has precedents

In some ways, it looks like Jimmy Carter’s amnesty for Vietnam War draft dodgers

Presidents can’t declassify documents with Green Lantern superpowers

Let’s look at the many, many holes in Donald Trump’s theory of executive power.

Bill Clinton said he was ending big government. Biden wants to bring it back.

Five takeaways from Biden’s speech on his first 99 (or 98?) days in office.

Biden may be getting rid of the Authorizations for the Use of Military Force. That deserves a ‘Whoa.’

The possibility of addressing the legal framework for the war on terror is big news.

If a president becomes incapacitated, here’s what the Constitution says

The 25th Amendment answers at least some of the big questions.

Trump’s latest executive actions have 3 big problems

In 2016, Trump said executive orders signaled lazy leadership. Whoops.

On DACA, the Supreme Court tells Trump: You have to follow the rules to change the rules.

And you can’t make up your reasons after the fact.