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The Resource Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, William R. Casto

Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, William R. Casto

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Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Title
Advising the president
Title remainder
Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Statement of responsibility
William R. Casto
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Language
eng
Summary
"Advising the President tells the story of Attorney General Robert H. Jackson's advisory relationship with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, particularly with respect to matters of national security on the eve of World War II. Jackson was the US Solicitor General for two years (1938-1940) and US Attorney General for a little over one year (1940-1941) before serving as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court. He was involved in a number of important political and legal events in the twentieth century, including serving as the chief US prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials. In this book William Casto focuses on Jackson's role as a legal advisor to the president during a time of war, in which he often had to weigh in on highly controversial policies, including the use of wiretapping. Traditional legal theory assumes a disinterested application of the law, but the position of attorney general placed Jackson in a complex situation that did not conform to a simply dichotomy between lawful and unlawful. Jackson made a distinction in practice between his personal advice to the president and his public advocacy in support of the president's decisions. Casto's study of Jackson offers valuable lessons for attorney advisers today and sheds light on recent controversial episodes, such as Jay Bybee and John Yoo's infamous advice to President George W. Bush regarding the use of torture"--
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1946-
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Casto, William R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jackson, Robert H
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Jackson, Robert H
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Attorneys general
  • National security
  • War and emergency powers
  • Executive power
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Attorneys general
  • Executive power
  • Legislation
  • National security
  • Politics and government
  • War and emergency powers
  • United States
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Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, William R. Casto
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780700627080
Lccn
2018040150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1032023133
Label
Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, William R. Casto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780700627080
Lccn
2018040150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1032023133

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