Truman and the Steel Seizure Case: The Limits of Presidential Power

Truman and the Steel Seizure Case: The Limits of Presidential Power

by Maeva Marcus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822314177

ISBN-13: 9780822314172

Pub. Date: 03/25/1994

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Government seizure of the nation’s strikebound steel mills on 8 April 1952 stands as one of President Harry S Truman’s most controversial actions, representing an unprecedented use of presidential power. On 8 June 1952 the United States Supreme Court invalidated Truman’s order with its monumental decision in Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v.

Overview

Government seizure of the nation’s strikebound steel mills on 8 April 1952 stands as one of President Harry S Truman’s most controversial actions, representing an unprecedented use of presidential power. On 8 June 1952 the United States Supreme Court invalidated Truman’s order with its monumental decision in Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer. The history and significance of this case constitute the subject of Maeva Marcus’s meticulously researched, brilliantly analyzed, and authoritative study. From Truman’s initial assertion of "inherent" executive power under the Constitution to the High Court’s seven opinions, Marcus assesses the influence of the case on the doctrine of separation of powers and, specifically, the nature and practice of executive authority. First published in 1977 (Columbia University Press), and reissued here in paperback with a new foreword by Louis Fisher, this book remains the definitive account of the Steel Seizure incident and its political and legal ramifications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822314172
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/25/1994
Series:
Constitutional Conflicts
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.05(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Louis Fisher,
Preface,
Acknowledgments,
1. Limited War and the Economy,
2. Truman, Labor, and the Politics of Limited War,
3. The Steel Industry and the United Steelworkers of America,
4. The Government Seizes the Steel Mills,
5. The Country Reacts,
6. The Steel Companies Go to Court,
7. The Steel Seizure Case in the Court of Appeals,
8. The Supreme Court Hears the Steel Seizure Case,
9. Awaiting the Decision,
10. The Supreme Court Rules,
11. The Constitutional Significance of the Youngstown Decision,
Epilogue,
Notes and Bibliography,
Abbreviations Used in the Notes,
Notes,
Bibliography,
Index,

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