When your job title is literally ‘Leader of the Free World’ then it stands to reason people will think you are powerful. The President of the United States is historically one of the most coveted, powerful, and heavy hitting jobs on the planet. Still, that doesn’t mean that the POTUS is all-powerful. Today we are going to look through 20 things that the President CAN’T actually do!
Appoint Supreme Court Justices
If you are President Obama then you know all too well the pain of trying to install your SCOTUS nomination. The President does NOT have the power to appoint a Justice. He or she has to have their pick heard and confirmed by the presiding Justices. In order to force a Supreme Court nomination through the President would have to have some high quality government attorneys on their side.
Interpret the law of the land
While the President plays a role in deciding the various laws in government, there is more to it. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the country and it is this group that serves to interpret law. While a New Hampshire lawyer or Boston personal injury attorney may know the law, a Supreme Court Justice lives the law.