February 08, 2021

Rocky Presidential Transition Prompts Calls for Changes in the Law

In the wake of the tumultuous and unprecedented presidential transition, an academic research group tracking the transfer of power process is recommending that Congress strengthen transition laws to ensure that funding, resources and information sharing happen expeditiously after an election. One area of legislative reform proposed the possibility of prohibiting outgoing presidents from making pardons and appointments, firing political appointees and using “other unilateral executive powers.”

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