Constitutional Law

The Executive Branch

How does the Constitution give the executive branch a role in the law?

Article II, Section 2 provides that the president can nominate individuals to the courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Article II, Section 3 provides that the president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Article I, Section 7—the section that describes Congress’ lawmaking powers—also explains that the president has the power to veto (deny) legislation.


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