Wiretap ruling affirms that presidents aren't monarchs

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Author(s) USA Today editorial board
Source USA Today
Date 8/18/2006
URL http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20060818/edit18.art.htm
Quotes-start.png "Bush has done these things by simply asserting that the powers of the presidency enumerated in Article II of the Constitution - particularly the clause making him the "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" - are much more sweeping than previously imagined. In short, he has acted like a king. Fortunately, the courts have begun to rein in his royal ambitions." Quotes-end.png

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