Three Reasons Douthat Is Right (And Posner Is Wrong) On Impeachment

"In an essay in The New Republic, Eric Posner rides to the White House’s rescue. Posner argues that the Constitution allows the president to enforce or not enforce the law, at will. Posner accepts that if the president decided not to enforce the deportation laws against half of the country’s illegal alien population (or, presumably, against all of it), he “wouldn’t be doing anything different from what his predecessors have done.” “The executive branch,” he writes, “spends a lot of time in not enforcing laws.”