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Discretionary President The Promise and Peril of Executive Power

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ISBN-10: 0700616659

ISBN-13: 9780700616657

Edition: 2009

Authors: Benjamin A. Kleinerman

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George W. Bush's use of the war on terror to justify the creation of a unitary executive, acting outside and even against the law, was a source of praise and blame for his administration. Immediately after 9/11, a constitutionalist would have worried about the peril of executive power, but today he might worry that we ignore its promise and distrust discretionary actions that truly ought to be taken by presidents in times of peril. Benjamin Kleinerman addresses the fundamental question of what role discretionary executive power should play in a constitutional order, reexamining what has become an intractable debate to show that what can destroy our Constitution also has the potential to…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 9/4/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 338
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English