Executive Order 13438: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq

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This report provides a brief history of the development of presidential powers in peacetime. It discusses some of the issues that might be raised in light of the contrast between the executive order's broad language and its narrow aim (supplementation of sanctions applicable to Al Qaeda and former Iraqi regime officials to cover terrorists operating in Iraq). It also examines the reach of the executive order and provides legal analyses of some of the constitutional questions raised in the courts by similar sanctions programs, noting that the broad language of the executive order is not unprecedented.

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Murphy, M. Maureen January 24, 2014.

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This report provides a brief history of the development of presidential powers in peacetime. It discusses some of the issues that might be raised in light of the contrast between the executive order's broad language and its narrow aim (supplementation of sanctions applicable to Al Qaeda and former Iraqi regime officials to cover terrorists operating in Iraq). It also examines the reach of the executive order and provides legal analyses of some of the constitutional questions raised in the courts by similar sanctions programs, noting that the broad language of the executive order is not unprecedented.

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  • January 24, 2014

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Murphy, M. Maureen. Executive Order 13438: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq, report, January 24, 2014; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276870/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.