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Obama Trade Policy and “Fast Track” — Does the President Need to be More Aggressive?

              Unlike the very broad foreign affairs powers of the president, reinforced by his powers as commander-in-chief, the president’s authority in trade is significantly different and greatly less.    The Constitution gives the exclusive authority to Congress to regulate international … Continue reading

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Trade Policy Under the U.S. Constitution — Is Congressional Supremacy Still Justifiable?

     Trade policy today is central to foreign policy. It is also crucial to domestic policy. The U.S. Constitution gave the job of regulating trade exclusively to Congress under Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3. But this was late in … Continue reading

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