Judging Executive Power: Sixteen Supreme Court Cases that Have Shaped the American Presidency

Judging Executive Power: Sixteen Supreme Court Cases that Have Shaped the American Presidency

by Richard J. Ellis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742565130

ISBN-13: 9780742565135

Pub. Date: 03/28/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

George W. Bush's presidency has helped accelerate a renewed interest in the legal or formal bases of presidential power. It is now abundantly clear that presidential power is more than the sum of bargaining, character, and rhetoric. Presidential power also inheres in the Constitution or at least assertions of constitutional powers. Judging Executive Power helps to

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George W. Bush's presidency has helped accelerate a renewed interest in the legal or formal bases of presidential power. It is now abundantly clear that presidential power is more than the sum of bargaining, character, and rhetoric. Presidential power also inheres in the Constitution or at least assertions of constitutional powers. Judging Executive Power helps to bring the Constitution and the courts back into the study of the American presidency by introducing students to sixteen important Supreme Court cases that have shaped the power of the American presidency. The cases selected include the removal power, executive privilege, executive immunity, and the line-item veto, with particularly emphasis on a president's wartime powers from the Civil War to the War on Terror. Through introductions and postscripts that accompany each case, landmark judicial opinions are placed in their political and historical contexts, enabling students to understand the political forces that frame and the political consequences that follow from legal arguments and judgments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742565135
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,307,641
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Myers v. United States (1926) Chapter 2 Humphrey's Executor v. United States (1935) Chapter 3 United States v. Nixon (1974) Chapter 4 Nixon v. Fitzgerald (1982) Chapter 5 Clinton v. Jones (1997) Chapter 6 INS v. Chadha (1983) Chapter 7 Clinton v. City of New York (1998) Chapter 8 United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp (1936) Chapter 9 The Prize Cases (1863) Chapter 10 Ex Parte Milligan (1866) Chapter 11 Ex parte Quirin (1943) Chapter 12 Korematsu v. United States (1944) Chapter 13 Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952) Chapter 14 United States v. Reynolds (1953) Chapter 15 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006) Chapter 16 Boumediene v. Bush (2008)

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