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CUA Law Professor Sarah Duggin was quoted in a POLITIFACT article discussing a president's decision to enforce or not enforce laws in connection with review of one of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's D.C. Circuit opinions. See below.

Bernie Sanders' claim that Brett Kavanaugh defies Supreme Court precedent a stretch

Date: July 16, 2018
By: Manuela Tobias

Presidents have done it in the past

The idea that a president may not enforce the law sounds odd, but the legal experts we talked to said it was common.

"As a practical matter, there is little doubt that the president sets law enforcement priorities, and that some laws will be vigorously enforced and others will not," said Sarah Duggin, a professor at the Columbus School of Law. "It is also true that at various times in our history, presidents have declined to enforce laws they deemed unconstitutional."
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Professor Sarah H. Duggin's
Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law

Constitutional Law

Professional responsibility of corporate counsel

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