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Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times

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ISBN-10: 067403161X

ISBN-13: 9780674031616

Edition: 2009

Authors: Scott M. Matheson

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From the Constitutionrsquo;s adoption, presidents, Congress, judges, scholars, the press, and the public have debated the appropriate scope of presidential power during a crisis, especially when presidents see bending or breaking the rules as necessary to protect the country from serious, even irreparable, harm. Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times examines this quandary, from Abraham Lincolnrsquo;s suspension of the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War, Woodrow Wilsonrsquo;s enforcement of the Espionage Act of 1917 during World War I, Franklin D. Rooseveltrsquo;s evacuation and internment of West Coast Japanese during World War II, Harry S. Trumanrsquo;s seizure of the…    
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Book details

List price: $58.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 2/16/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 174
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Scott M. Matheson is Professor of Law, University of Utah.

Introduction
Presidential Power and Constitutionalism
Constitutionalism and Executive Power
Dynamic Variables in Emergency Constitutionalism
Emergencies and Constitutional Perspectives
Presidents and Constitutionalism
"Popular Demand and a Public Necessity"
"If There Should Be Disloyalty, It Will Be Dealt with with a Firm Hand of Stern Repression"
"Every Possible Protection against Espionage and against Sabotage"
"Within the Aggregate of His Constitutional Powers"
George W. Bush and Constitutionalism
Torture
Surveillance
Detention
Conclusion: A Call for Executive Constitutionalism
Presidential Power Claims and Constitutional Perspectives
Executive Constitutionalism
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index