Essay about Analysis Of Youngstown Sheet And Tube Company V. Sawyer

834 Words May 4th, 2016 4 Pages
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company v. Sawyer. President Truman issued an executive order which commanded Charles Sawyer the Secretary of Commerce to seize and control most of the steel mills in the country (Presidentialtimeline.org). This move was done to prevent strikes to happen by the United Steelworkers of America. In a 6 to 3 decision, the Court found the President did not have the authority to issue an executive order on this matter. And that his power as Commander in Chief did not extend to issues such as labor disputes. Truman had a conflict with the decision especially because the two Justices he appointed were in the majority that ruled against him. He wrote a letter saying it was a “crazy decision that has tied up the country (Presidentialtimeline.org).”
Truman has expanded the presidential power by creating the CIA and the National Security Council (Dealer). Government bureaucracies grows overtime as the size of government increases. He argues the CIA has changed course from the original assignment it was created for which is collection of intelligence and analysis to a policy-making extension of the Government (Fenn). In 1963, Truman wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post to limit the role of the CIA strictly to intelligence. There existed no accountability or checks and balances of the CIA. They conducted their own internal reviews and succeeding presidents continued on letting the CIA continue to do what it has been doing. The CIA had an unprecedented amount of…

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