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Executing the Constitution: Putting the President Back into the Constitution
     

Executing the Constitution: Putting the President Back into the Constitution

by Christopher S. Kelley
 

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ISBN-10: 0791467279

ISBN-13: 9780791467275

Pub. Date: 07/01/2006

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Over the last thirty years, a great deal of attention has been paid to executive branch interpretation of the Constitution. Executing the Constitution focuses on the creative interpretation of constitutional powers to either expand executive branch policymaking or to shield its prerogatives. In analyzing and explaining the bold unilateral decisions presidents have

Overview

Over the last thirty years, a great deal of attention has been paid to executive branch interpretation of the Constitution. Executing the Constitution focuses on the creative interpretation of constitutional powers to either expand executive branch policymaking or to shield its prerogatives. In analyzing and explaining the bold unilateral decisions presidents have made during and since the Vietnam War, this book draws attention to some dramatic changes in the executive branch that explain the development and use of such concepts as presidential signing statements, administrative clearance, unilateral foreign policy declarations, and executive privilege.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791467275
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Series:
SUNY series in American Constitutionalism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction   Christopher S. Kelley     1
Public Law and the "Executive" Constitution   Richard M. Pious     11
Venture Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of the Presidency   Ryan J. Barilleaux     37
Executive Orders from Nixon to Now   Graham G. Dodds     53
The Significance of the Presidential Signing Statement   Christopher S. Kelley     73
Executive Privilege in an Era of Polarized Politics   Mark J. Rozell     91
The "Protective Return" Pocket Veto: Presidential Aggrandizement of Constitutional Power   Robert J. Spitzer     109
Executing the Rhetorical Presidency: William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush, and the Contemporary Face of Presidential Power   Kevan M. Yenerall     127
Unsettling the New Deal: Reagan's Constitutional Reconstruction and the Rehnquist Court's Federalism   George Thomas     153
Democratic Politics and Constitutional Creation: The Paradoxes of Presidential Policy toward the Judiciary   Kevin J. McMahon     181
The "Imperial Presidency" Triumphant: War Powers in the Clinton and Bush Administrations   Michael Cairo     199
Clinton's Other Infidelity: Signing, Ignoring, and Disobeying Helms-Burton   Patrick J. Haney   Maureen P. Haney   Walt Vanderbush     219
Conclusion   Christopher S. Kelley     239
Contributors     243
Index     247

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