Powers of Appointment

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Powers of Appointment

A grant of the ability to dispose of property, especially of an estate. The person who receives the powers of appointment may be the executor of an estate or the trustee of a trust. The person with the powers of appointment must dispose of the property according to the wishes of the grantor, unless the grantor gives unlimited powers of appointment, which transfers discretion to the executor or trustee.
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The fall of former President Park Geun-hye was the result of concentration of presidential power. Her predecessor Lee Myung-bak faces criminal charges for the same reason.
In other words, Ireland is a semi-presidential country that does not suffer from the problem of 'cohabitation,' because the bundle of presidential powers is so small.
There was no need for the Supreme Court in 1936 to explore the existence of independent, inherent, or exclusive presidential powers in foreign affairs.
In February, Venezuela's high court overruled the opposition-controlled Congress, which gained power for the first time in 16 years in January, and backed Maduro's request for broad presidential powers in renewable 60-day stints.
Summary: A visibly emotional President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms, using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.
US President Barack Obama was in tears as he unveiled plans to tighten gun control in America, using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he had implored Congress to pass.
In this article, we examine public opinion across a range of presidential powers. Building upon and extending the research by Aberbach, Peterson, and Quirk (2007) in the context of the presidency, we build upon studies of Americans' attitudes toward political institutions.
The position is largely ceremonial and presidential powers have been significantly reduced in recent years.
One might argue that Justice Frankfurter's approach leads to a constitutional conclusion about the scope of presidential powers, while Justice Jackson's analysis leads merely to a statutory conclusion.
In fact, in his public statements, Erdoy-an made clear that he would be exercising all the presidential powers, some of which were not used by his predecessor, Abdullah GE-l, with the intention of exerting his power to shape domestic and foreign policy issues.
The result is a powerful blend of research and insider information that offers keys to understanding presidential powers and their changes over the decades.
Under the Georgian legislation, Mikheil Saakashvili's presidential powers expire after the newly elected President's

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