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Waging war on trial : a sourcebook with cases, laws, and documents

Author: Brian R Dirck
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub., ©2003.
Series: On trial.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the American Revolution to the Bush administration's 'war on terrorism' and the invasion of Iraq, this volume examines how, and under what circumstances, the United States has decided to wage  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian R Dirck
ISBN: 0872207390 9780872207394
OCLC Number: 55534797
Description: xvii, 342 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chaotic nature of war --
The laws of war, the war of laws --
Law versus war --
Historical background --
War and the constitution --
War and the constitution before the Civil War --Civil War : the law's first real test --
Imperialism and a world war --
Law, the constitution, and the "good war," --
Korea, Vietnam, and war by presidential Fiat --
Congress's pendulum : the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the War Powers Act of 1973 --
After Vietnam : exorcised demons? --
The "least dangerous branch" : the Supreme Court and American war making --
Defining the new roles : the court and war making in the early national era --
The civil war: libertarian idealism versus wartime pragmatism --
Reconstruction and ex parte Milligan --
World War I and Justice Holmes's conscience --
World War II --
After World War II : traditions --
The court and war in the nuclear age --
Youngstown and the "imperial presidency," --
Expanding wartime dissent --
Reining in military justice : the military Court of Appeals and the My Lai atrocities --
Law and war : whither the Supreme Court? --
Impact and legacy --
Met on a battlefield, of sorts --
The war powers issue : who's in charge? --
Wartime civil liberties and military justice --
The pending war with Iraq --
Law and war in the terrorism era : old wine in new bottles --
Constitutional language about war --
What is a "war"? --
Controlling the wartime economy --
Clear and present danger : Schenck v. United States --
The retreat from Schenck : Abrams et al. v. United States --
Slowing the imperial presidency : Youngstown --
Modern times : the Gulf War and the war on terrorism.
Series Title: On trial.
Responsibility: Brian R. Dirck.
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