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The Resource Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President, Louis Fisher

Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President, Louis Fisher

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Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President
Title
Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President
Statement of responsibility
Louis Fisher
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over three decades after its initial publication, Louis Fisher's durable classic remains at the head of its class--a book that Congressional Quarterly called "as close to being indispensable as anything published in this field." This newly revised sixth edition emphatically reinforces that sterling reputation. Fisher dissects the crucial constitutional disputes between the executive and legislative branches of government from the Constitutional Convention through President Clinton's impeachment battles to the recent controversies over President Bush's conduct as commander in chief. He ventures beyond traditional discussions of Supreme Court decisions to examine the day-to-day working relationships between the president and Congress. By analyzing a mixture of judicial pronouncements, executive acts, and legislative debates, Fisher pinpoints the critical areas of legislative-executive tension: appointment powers, investigatory powers, legislative and executive vetoes, the budgetary process, and war powers. He then examines these areas of tension within a concrete political and historical context. To scholars, this book offers a comprehensive examination of the institutions and issues of public law. For practitioners, general readers, and students of American government, it demonstrates how constitutional issues shape and define current events. The new edition covers for the first time: * Obama's military decisions in Afghanistan and Iraq * Military operations against Libya in 2011 * Threatened attacks on Syria in 2013 * Efforts to close Guantanamo * Obama's recess appointments during a pro forma session * "Fast and Furious" scandal: Holder's contempt and Obama's executive privilege * The growth of presidential "czars" * Executive branch secrecy and lack of accountability * State Secrets Privilege after 9/11 * Distinguishing between "implied" powers (constitutional) and "inherent" powers (not constitutional) * Pocket vetoes and the growth of "hybrid vetoes" * New developments in the President's removal power"--
  • "The latest version of a classic. New edition includes for first time coverage of: Obama's military decisions in Iraq and Afghanistan; military operations against Libya in 2011; efforts to close Guantanamo; threatened attacks on Syria in 2013; "Fast and Furious" scandal: Attorney General Holder's contempt and Obama's use of executive privilege; Obama's recess appointments during a pro forma session; Obama's reliance on executive branch secrecy and the so-called "state secrets privilege;" the lack of presidential accountability; a new analysis of the differences between "implied" powers (constitutional) and "inherent" powers (not constitutional); the growth in presidential "czar" appointments; the use of pocket vetoes and "hybrid vetoes"; and new developments in the president's removal power"--
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Fisher, Louis
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Separation of powers
  • Executive power
  • Legislative power
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Executive power
  • Legislative power
  • Separation of powers
  • United States
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Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President, Louis Fisher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-349) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Sixth edition, revised.
Extent
xiii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780700619986
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014014561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)879983409
Label
Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President, Louis Fisher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-349) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Sixth edition, revised.
Extent
xiii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780700619986
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014014561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)879983409

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