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Presidential War Power

Presidential War Power (Paperback)

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A classic and bestselling work by one of America's top Constitutional scholars, Presidential War Power garnered the lead review in the New York Times Book Review and raised essential issues that have only become more timely, relevant, and controversial in our post-9/11 era.



In this third edition, Louis Fisher updates his arguments throughout, critiques the presidential actions of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and challenges what he views as their dangerous expansion of executive power. Spanning the life of the Republic from the Revolutionary Era to the War on Terror, the new edition covers for the first time:



Indefinite detention of civilians and non-civilians without trial

President Obama's failed effort to close Guantanamo

NSA wiretapping and Fourth Amendment violations

Presidential decision-making relating to the wind-down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

U.S. military operations against Libya in 2011

Continued abuse of the state secrets privilege in national security court cases

Secret legal memos justifying the use of UAVs or drones for targeted killings overseas

Extended comparison of the expansion of executive power under George W. Bush and Barack Obama

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesConstitution: government & the stateLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsConstitutional & administrative law Publisher: University Press of Kansas Publication Date: 17/09/2013 ISBN-13: 9780700619313  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Louis Fisher, recently retired as Scholar in Residence at the Constitution Project, previously worked at the Library of Congress as Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers and as Specialist in Constitutional Law. His many books include The Constitution and 9/11: Recurring Threats to America's Freedoms; Military Tribunals and Presidential Power, which won the American Political Science Association's Richard E. Neustadt Award; and Constitutional Conflicts between Congress and the President. In 2012, he received the APSA's Hubert H. Humphrey Award for notable public service by a political scientist.

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