Power and Constraint The Accountable Presidency After 9 11

Author: Jack Goldsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393083519
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The surprising truth behind Barack Obama's decision to continue many of his predecessor's counterterrorism policies. Conventional wisdom holds that 9/11 sounded the death knell for presidential accountability. In fact, the opposite is true. The novel powers that our post-9/11 commanders in chief assumed—endless detentions, military commissions, state secrets, broad surveillance, and more—are the culmination of a two-century expansion of presidential authority. But these new powers have been met with thousands of barely visible legal and political constraints—enforced by congressional committees, government lawyers, courts, and the media—that have transformed our unprecedentedly powerful presidency into one that is also unprecedentedly accountable. These constraints are the key to understanding why Obama continued the Bush counterterrorism program, and in this light, the events of the last decade should be seen as a victory, not a failure, of American constitutional government. We have actually preserved the framers’ original idea of a balanced constitution, despite the vast increase in presidential power made necessary by this age of permanent emergency.

Gr er als das Amt

Author: James Comey
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 342645422X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die Erinnerungen von Ex-FBI-Chef James B. Comey sind aktuell, brisant und spannend wie ein Krimi. 2017 von Präsident Trump gefeuert, schreibt Comey einen fesselnden Insider-Bericht über politische Machenschaften und das von Donald Trump korrumpierte System. Ein Sachbuch wie ein Kriminalroman der Extraklasse: James Comeys brisante Erinnerungen an die vergangenen 20 Jahre im Zentrum der Macht zeigen ihn als unbeugsamen Ermittler, der gegen die Mafia, gegen CIA-Folter und NSA-Überwachung, und zuletzt im Wahlkampf 2016 gegen Hillary Clintons Umgang mit dienstlichen Emails und Donald Trumps Russland-Verbindungen vorgegangen ist. Der Weg des parteilosen New Yorker Vorzeigejuristen gleicht einer politischen Achterbahnfahrt: stellvertretender Justizminister unter George W. Bush, zum FBI-Direktor ernannt von Barack Obama und gefeuert von Donald Trump wegen angeblicher Illoyalität. Sein Buch ist ein eindrückliches Lehrstück über den aufrechten Gang in einer verantwortungslosen Regierung.

Harvard Law Review

Author: Harvard Law Review
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
ISBN: 1610278925
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Harvard Law Review is offered as an ebook, featuring active Contents, linked notes, and proper formatting. The contents of Issue 4 (Feb. 2013) include: • Article, “The Limits of Unbundled Legal Assistance: A Randomized Study in a Massachusetts District Court and Prospects for the Future,” by D. James Greiner, Cassandra Wolos Pattanayak, and Jonathan Hennessy • Book Review, “Stochastic Constraint,” by Neal Kumar Katyal • Note, “Counteracting the Bias: The Department of Labor’s Unique Opportunity to Combat Human Trafficking” • Note, “Tilling the Vast Wasteland: The Case for Reviving Localism in Public Interest Obligations for Cable Television” • Note, “Preemption as Purposivism’s Last Refuge” • Note, “The Meaning(s) of ‘The People’ in the Constitution • Note, “Indian Canon Originalism” The issue includes In Memoriam contributions about the life, scholarship, and teaching of Roger Fisher. Contributors include Martha Minow, Robert Mnookin, and Bruce Patton.

Kanada

Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446241019
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Illegaler Handel, ein Banküberfall, drei Morde - um nicht weniger geht es in Richard Fords sprach- und bildgewaltigem neuem Roman. Dells Eltern sind nach einem gescheiterten Banküberfall in Montana festgenommen worden; er selbst ist zu seinem Schutz nach Kanada gebracht worden. Nun trifft er dort in einem einsamen Städtchen auf eine merkwürdige Schar. Bei Arthur Remlinger kann er unterschlüpfen - doch der Besitzer eines heruntergekommenen Jagdhotels erweist sich als ein Mann mit dunkler Vergangenheit. Inmitten der überwältigenden Landschaft von Saskatchewan entfaltet sich die Geschichte einer schmerzvollen Passage in die Welt der Erwachsenen, wo es keine Unschuldigen geben kann.

Liberal Democracies and the Torture of Their Citizens

Author: Cynthia Banham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509906827
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This book analyses and compares how the USA's liberal allies responded to the use of torture against their citizens after 9/11. Did they resist, tolerate or support the Bush Administration's policies concerning the mistreatment of detainees when their own citizens were implicated and what were the reasons for their actions? Australia, the UK and Canada are liberal democracies sharing similar political cultures, values and alliances with America; yet they behaved differently when their citizens, caught up in the War on Terror, were tortured. How states responded to citizens' human rights claims and predicaments was shaped, in part, by demands for accountability placed on the executive government by domestic actors. This book argues that civil society actors, in particular, were influenced by nuanced differences in their national political and legal contexts that enabled or constrained human rights activism. It maps the conditions under which individuals and groups were more or less likely to become engaged when fellow citizens were tortured, focusing on national rights culture, the domestic legal and political human rights framework, and political opportunities.

Franz Kafka

Author: Heinz Politzer
Publisher: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Abt. Verlag
ISBN:
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The Law of the Executive Branch

Author: Louis Fisher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199856214
Format: PDF
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The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power places the law of the executive branch firmly in the context of constitutional language, framers' intent, and more than two centuries of practice. Each provision of the US Constitution is analyzed to reveal its contemporary meaning and in concert with the application of presidential power.

The Long Decade

Author: David Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199368341
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The terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated significant legal changes over the ensuing ten years, a "long decade" that saw both domestic and international legal systems evolve in reaction to the seemingly permanent threat of international terrorism. At the same time, globalization produced worldwide insecurity that weakened the nation-state's ability to monopolize violence and assure safety for its people. The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law contains contributions by international legal scholars who critically reflect on how the terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated these legal changes. This book examines how the uncertainties of the "long decade" made fear a political and legal force, challenged national constitutional orders, altered fundamental assumptions about the rule of law, and ultimately raised questions about how democracy and human rights can cope with competing security pressures, while considering the complex process of crafting anti-terrorism measures.

Untrodden Ground

Author: Harold H. Bruff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022621124X
Format: PDF
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When Thomas Jefferson struck a deal for the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, he knew he was adding a new national power to those specified in the Constitution, but he also believed his actions were in the nation’s best interest. His successors would follow his example, setting their own constitutional precedents. Tracing the evolution and expansion of the president’s formal power, Untrodden Ground reveals the president to be the nation’s most important law interpreter and examines how our commanders-in-chief have shaped the law through their responses to important issues of their time. Reviewing the processes taken by all forty-four presidents to form new legal precedents and the constitutional conventions that have developed as a result, Harold H. Bruff shows that the president is both more and less powerful than many suppose. He explores how presidents have been guided by both their predecessors’ and their own interpretations of constitutional text, as well as how they implement policies in ways that statutes do not clearly authorize or forbid. But while executive power has expanded far beyond its original conception, Bruff argues that the modern presidency is appropriately limited by the national political process—their actions are legitimized by the assent of Congress and the American people or rejected through debilitating public outcry, judicial invalidation, reactive legislation, or impeachment. Synthesizing over two hundred years of presidential activity and conflict, this timely book casts new light on executive behavior and the American constitutional system.

Long Wars and the Constitution

Author: Stephen M. Griffin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674074459
Format: PDF
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Extension of presidential leadership in foreign affairs to war powers has destabilized our constitutional order and deranged our foreign policy. Stephen M. Griffin shows unexpected connections between the imperial presidency and constitutional crises, and argues for accountability by restoring Congress to a meaningful role in decisions for war.