Judging Executive Power: Sixteen Supreme Court Cases That Have Shaped the American Presidency

Judging Executive Power: Sixteen Supreme Court Cases That Have Shaped the American Presidency

By: Richard J. Ellis (author)Hardback

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Judging Executive Power introduces students to sixteen important Supreme Court cases that have shaped the power of the American presidency. The cases selected include the removal power, executive privilege, executive immunity, the line-item veto, as well as a president's wartime powers from the Civil War to the War on Terror. The book both brings the courts back into the teaching of the American presidency and securely fixes landmark judicial opinions within their political and historical context.

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Richard J. Ellis is the Mark O. Hatfield Professor of Politics at Willamette University, and the author of numerous books on the presidency including, Presidential Travel: The Journey from George Washington to George W. Bush and Founding the American Presidency.


Chapter 1 Myers v. United States (1926) Chapter 2 Humphrey's Executor v. United States (1935) Chapter 3 United States v. Nixon (1974) Chapter 4 Nixon v. Fitzgerald (1982) Chapter 5 Clinton v. Jones (1997) Chapter 6 INS v. Chadha (1983) Chapter 7 Clinton v. City of New York (1998) Chapter 8 United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp (1936) Chapter 9 The Prize Cases (1863) Chapter 10 Ex Parte Milligan (1866) Chapter 11 Ex parte Quirin (1943) Chapter 12 Korematsu v. United States (1944) Chapter 13 Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952) Chapter 14 United States v. Reynolds (1953) Chapter 15 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006) Chapter 16 Boumediene v. Bush (2008)

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780742565128
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 244
  • ID: 9780742565128
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 0742565122

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