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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822314172
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Series: Constitutional Conflicts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 424
  • Lexile: 1640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Maeva Marcus is Director and Editor of the Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789–1800.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Limited War and the Economy 1
2 Truman, Labor, and the Politics of Limited War 17
3 The Steel Industry and the United Steelworkers of America 38
4 The Government Seizes the Steel Mills 58
5 The Country Reacts 83
6 The Steel Companies Go to Court 102
7 The Steel Seizure Case in the Court of Appeals 130
8 The Supreme Court Hears the Steel Seizure Case 149
9 Awaiting the Decision 178
10 The Supreme Court Rules 195
11 The Constitutional Significance of the Youngstown Decision 228
Epilogue 249
Abbreviations Used in the Notes 262
Notes 263
Bibliography 359
Index 377
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