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Untrodden ground : how presidents interpret the Constitution

Author: Harold H Bruff
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most important individual interpreter of the United States Constitution is the President. Presidents both direct and are directed by the stream of American history. In this book, Harold Bruff shows how Presidents have formed constitutional law by behavior that sets or alters precedents. Although Presidents ordinarily obey both court judgments and explicit statutory commands, presidential interpretations of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold H Bruff
ISBN: 9780226211244 022621124X
OCLC Number: 1132172317
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 26 octobre 2015).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (557 pages) : fichiers HTML
Responsibility: Harold H. Bruff.

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"A considerable achievement. Bruff has brought together in an admirably coherent fashion more than two hundred years of complex presidential activity to consider how presidents have shaped the Read more...

 
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