– Alexandra Zavis, “Presidents since George Washington have been signing executive orders. How do Trump’s stack up?,” The Los Angeles Times online, Feb. 3, 2017
TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: “What are executive orders?- Executive orders are one of a variety of written instruments presidents can use to exercise their authority. They typically contain instructions to federal agencies that presidents oversee on how they should discharge their responsibilities.
Although such orders are often viewed as carrying more legal weight than other kinds of presidential directives, experts say there is no substantive difference between them. As long as the directives conform to the Constitution and statutes, they carry the force of the law, but can be revoked by a future president with the stroke of a pen.”