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Presidential powers

Author: Harold J Krent
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Framed in Article 11 of the Constitution, presidential powers are dictated today by judicial as well as historical precedent. To understand the ways the president wields power as well as how this power is kept in check by other branches of government, Harold J. Krent presents three overlapping determinants of the president's role under the Constitution - the need for presidential initiative in administering the law  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold J Krent
ISBN: 0814747825 9780814747827
OCLC Number: 56085739
Description: viii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The president's power to execute the laws passed by Congress. Presidential participation in the legislative process: the veto power ; Degree of centralized control over law enforcement ; The president's appointment power ; The president's removal authority ; Presidential controls under Article II over rulemaking and litigation ; Delegations outside the executive branch ; One final check: congressional appropriations power --
The executive's power over foreign affairs. The treaty power ; War powers ; The role of judicial oversight --
The protective power of the president. Exercise of war-type power in face of domestic disturbances ; Curtailment of rights domestically during time of war ; Emergency measures to protect government personnel and property --
Presidential immunities and privileges. Immunity from suit ; Executive privilege --
The pardon power. Congressional interference ; General separation of powers concern ; Pardon based on legal disagreement ; Scope of judicial review ; Conditional pardons --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Harold J. Krent.
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A legal examination of the constituitonal powers granted to U.S. Presidents.  Read more...

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"Krent has written an outstanding book that is sure to become the foundation work for understanding the scope of presidential power, and its ambiguous and important cognate 'executive' power. He is Read more...

 
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