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The United States Congress

Ross English

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063084
eISBN:
9781781700228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063084.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The role of the Congress is essential to any study of American government and politics. It would be impossible to gain a complete understanding of the American system of government without an ... More


Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

Jasmine Farrier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192628
eISBN:
9780813135496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192628.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Is the United States Congress dead, alive, or trapped in a moribund cycle? When confronted with controversial policy issues, members of Congress struggle to satisfy conflicting legislative, ... More


Presidential Power and Constitutional Responsibility

Thomas P. Crocker

in Overcoming Necessity: Emergency, Constraint, and the Meanings of American Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300181616
eISBN:
9780300182217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181616.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter talks about necessity that enables presidential discretion, such as the aftermath of September 11 where the president argued he must have all the powers needed to fulfill his obligation ... More


Introduction: “A Minor Miracle”

James A. Wooten

in The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242739
eISBN:
9780520931398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242739.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On Labor Day, President Gerald Ford signed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The enactment of ERISA presents a political puzzle. The political history of ERISA provides ... More


The Trial Crucible

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter recounts the beginnings of another trial resulting from the EPA's failure to exercise its Section 404(c) veto power as well as a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) ... More


The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Pushing back against the idea that the Slave Power conspiracy was merely an ideological construction, Alice Elizabeth Malavasic argues that some southern politicians in the 1850s did indeed hold an ... More


11 The Trial Crucible

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter recounts the beginnings of another trial resulting from the EPA's failure to exercise its Section 404(c) veto power as well as a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) ... More


Reminiscences of an Active Life: The Autobiography of John Roy Lynch

John Roy Lynch

John Hope Franklin (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781604731149
eISBN:
9781496833624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731149.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, John Roy Lynch (1847–1939) became an adult during the Reconstruction Era and lived a public-spirited life for over three decades. His political career ... More


Natural Liabilities

Paul Collier

in The Plundered Planet: Why We Must--and How We Can--Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195395259
eISBN:
9780197562802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395259.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Factories produce the goods that we want. They also spew out smoke. The smoky factory is, in fact, the classic image used by economists to illustrate the idea of an externality. The factory sells ... More


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