Presidential Power: Case Studies in the Use of the Opinions of the Attorney General

Presidential Power: Case Studies in the Use of the Opinions of the Attorney General

by Martin S. Sheffer
     
 

This volume is composed of three specific case studies which deal with the development and expansion of presidential power through the opinions of the Attorney General, an area of research often overlooked by presidential scholars. The case studies isolate three of the Republic's most "prerogative" presidents: Abraham Lincoln, who exercised dictatorial power

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This volume is composed of three specific case studies which deal with the development and expansion of presidential power through the opinions of the Attorney General, an area of research often overlooked by presidential scholars. The case studies isolate three of the Republic's most "prerogative" presidents: Abraham Lincoln, who exercised dictatorial power out of necessity; Franklin Roosevelt, who exercised even greater power out of necessity and as an extension of his personality; and Richard Nixon, who coveted power simply for the sake of power and who abused much of his exercised power out of malevolence. Contents: Introduction; Lincoln and Habeas Corpus; Roosevelt and the Prerogative Presidency; Nixon and the Fourth Amendment; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819183774
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
11/18/1991
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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