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The unitary executive : presidential power from Washington to Bush

Author: Steven G Calabresi; Christopher S Yoo
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Undertakes a detailed historical and legal examination of presidential power and the theory of the unitary executive. To determine whether the Constitution creates a strongly unitary executive, this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven G Calabresi; Christopher S Yoo
ISBN: 9780300121261 0300121261
OCLC Number: 179832676
Description: xiii, 544 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. An introduction to the debate over the unitary executive. The oldest debate in constitutional law and why it still matters today ; The modern debate ; Why presidential views of the scope of presidential power matter ; The preratification origins of the unitary executive debate and the decision of 1789 --
pt. II. The unitary executive during the early years of the republic, 1787-1837. George Washington ; John Adams ; Thomas Jefferson ; James Madison ; James Monroe ; John Quincy Adams ; Andrew Jackson --
pt. III. The unitary executive during the Jacksonian period, 1837-1861. Martin Van Buren ; William Henry Harrison ; John Tyler ; James K. Polk ; Zachary Taylor ; Millard Fillmore ; Franklin Pierce ; James Buchanan --
pt. IV. The unitary executive during the Civil War, 1861-1869. Abraham Lincoln ; Andrew Johnson --
pt. V. The unitary executive during the Guilded Age, 1869-1889. Ulysses S. Grant ; Rutherford B. Hayes ; James A. Garfield ; Chester A. Arthur ; Grover Cleveland's first term --
pt. VI. The unitary executive during the rise of the administrative state, 1889-1945. Benjamin Harrison ; Grover Cleveland's second term ; William McKinley ; Theodore Roosevelt ; William H. Taft ; Woodrow Wilson ; Warren G. Harding ; Calvin Coolidge ; Herbert Hoover ; Franklin Delano Roosevelt --
pt. VII. The unitary executive during the modern era, 1945-2007. Harry S. Truman ; Dwight D. Eisenhower ; John F. Kennedy ; Lyndon B. Johnson ; Richard M. Nixon ; Gerald R. Ford ; Jimmy Carter ; Ronald Reagan ; George H.W. Bush ; Bill Clinton ; George W. Bush.
Responsibility: Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo.
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"This is a very important book with rich historical detail, and it has already become profoundly influential."--Philip Hamburger, Columbia Law School --Philip Hamburger

 
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