Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George by John Yoo

Posted by

By John Yoo

New and up to date in paperback—the striking heritage of yankee presidential govt strength from certainly one of today’s most renowned criminal scholars.

“…an eloquent, fact-laden heritage of audacious energy grabs via American presidents going again to George Washington.”

— big apple occasions Magazine

However sour, advanced, and pressing today’s controversies over government strength might be, John Yoo reminds us that they're not anything new. In Crisis and Command, Yoo explores an element too little consulted in present debates: the previous. via clever and lucid research, he indicates how the daring judgements made via Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, and FDR replaced greater than simply history—they reworked the function of the yankee president.

The paperback version of Crisis and Command includes a new preface and epilogue by way of the writer, giving the main up to date perception into the continued nationwide debate over presidential strength. Written in transparent, obtainable prose, Crisis and Command maintains a achievable scope via concentrating on the most powerful and so much proper examples all through background, from George Washington to Barack Obama.

Show description

Read or Download Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to the Present PDF

Best constitutional law books

No Price Too High: Victimless Crimes and the Ninth Amendment

Hardaway argues the criminalization of victimless crimes violates the 9th modification to the U. S. structure and creates huge, immense public coverage difficulties within the society. He contends that the 9th modification adjudication version and the options of self-determination and the damage precept are the factors to which privateness matters can be litigated.

Rousseau, Law and the Sovereignty of the People

Including Plato's Republic, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social agreement is considered essentially the most unique examples of utopian political engineering within the heritage of rules. just like the Republic, Rousseau's masterwork is best identified this day for its author's idiosyncratic view of political justice than its classes on lawmaking or governance in any concrete experience.

Emergency Powers in Asia: Exploring the Limits of Legality

What's the relevance of latest debates over emergency powers for international locations positioned in Asia? What function does, and will, the structure play in constraining those powers? The essays during this assortment tackle those matters, drawing on emergency events in over 20 nations in Asia as a ready-made laboratory for exploring the connection among emergency powers and constitutionalism.

Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law: Bridging Idealism and Realism

Rule of legislation and constitutionalist beliefs are understood via many, if no longer such a lot, as essential to create a simply political order. Defying the conventional department among normative and optimistic theoretical methods, this ebook explores how political fact at the one hand, and constitutional beliefs at the different, together tell and impression one another.

Extra resources for Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to the Present

Sample text

But victory brought a permanent military presence in the colonies and the need for heavier taxation, as well as trade regulation and monopolies imposed by Parliament. This contrasted sharply with London's previous policy of benign neglect, which had permitted the colonies to control their internal affairs and finances. Americans viewed the new taxation and regulation as nothing less than the overthrow of the checks and balances of the ancient constitution, and rebelled, not so much in an effort to curb executive power, but to maintain the historic balance between the Crown and Parliament on the one hand and the state assemblies on the other.

First, just because practice exists does not make it right -- the persistence of Jim Crow laws for almost 100 years does not, in my mind, make the separate-but-equal interpretation of the Reconstruction Amendments legitimate or correct. Second, practice may be wrong because earlier generations operated under poor information or did not confront the same types of circumstances that we do today. These chapters on individual Presidents will show that the constitutional powers of the Presidency grew along with the President's political position as party leader and representative of a national majority.

In all but one state, the assembly elected the governor, making clear who served whom. Some states tried executive committees or required the governor's decisions to be approved by a council of state appointed by the legislature. "31 States limited the governor's term and eligibility. Most states either provided for the annual election of the governor, restricted the number of terms a governor could serve, or both. 32 The Revolution had occurred because the colonists wanted to maintain the independence of their legislatures from the control of the British King-in-Parliament.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 13 votes