Trump’s presidential pen could remake Supreme Court’s agenda
Donald Trump will get to choose more than a Supreme Court nominee. The new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away.
Legal challenges involving immigration, climate change, cost-free contraceptive care and transgender rights all could be affected, without any help from Congress.
The cases turn on Obama administration policies that rely on the president’s pen, regulations or decisions made by federal agencies. And what one administration can do, the next can undo. Examples include federal regulations prohibiting discrimination in education based on gender identity and rules created to ensure women have access to costfree birth control. — AP