Executing the Constitution: Putting the President Back into the Constitution

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Draws attention to how American presidents have creatively interpreted the Constitution to expand the power of the executive branch.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791467282
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: SUNY Series in American Constitutionalism
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher S. Kelley is Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Miami University.

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Table of Contents


Christopher S. Kelley

1. Public Law and the “Executive” Constitution
Richard M. Pious

2. Venture Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of the Presidency
Ryan J. Barilleaux

3. Executive Orders from Nixon to Now
Graham G. Dodds

4. The Significance of the Presidential Signing Statement
Christopher S. Kelley

5. Executive Privilege in an Era of Polarized Politics
Mark J. Rozell

6. “The ‘Protective Return’ Pocket Veto: Presidential Aggrandizement of Constitutional Power”
Robert J. Spitzer

7. Executing the Rhetorical Presidency: William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush, and the Contemporary Face of Presidential Power
Kevan M. Yenerall

8. Unsettling the New Deal: Reagan’s Constitutional Reconstruction and the Rehnquist Court’s Federalism
George Thomas

9. Democratic Politics and Constitutional Creation: The Paradoxes of Presidential Policy toward the Judiciary
Kevin J. McMahon

10. The “Imperial Presidency” Triumphant: War Powers in the Clinton and Bush Administrations
Michael Cairo

11. Clinton’s Other Infidelity: Signing, Ignoring, and Disobeying Helms-Burton
Patrick J. Haney, Maureen P. Haney, and Walt Vanderbush

Christopher S. Kelley

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