Requires constitutional review of presidential actions
By Bob Unruh
Published February 7, 2021 at 11:48am
Lawmakers in North Dakota — where consumers can sue Big Tech and a judge recently exempted religious physicians from doing Obamacare “sex change” operations — are proposing a law allowing the state to ignore presidential executive orders if they don’t meet constitutional muster.
House Bill 1164, introduced for the 2021 session, says the “legislative management may review any executive order issued by the president of the United States which has not been affirmed by a vote of the Congress of the United States and signed into law as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States and recommend to the attorney general and the governor that the executive order be further reviewed.”
It also allows for a review of an executive order by the attorney general “to determine the constitutionality of the order and whether the state should seek an exemption from the application of the order or seek to have the order declared to be an unconstitutional exercise of legislative authority by the president.”