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The Irrelevance of Prerogative Power, and the Evils of Secret Legal Interpretation

Jack Goldsmith

in Extra-Legal Power and Legitimacy: Perspectives on Prerogative

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965533
eISBN:
9780199351343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965533.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter presents three main arguments. First, it argues that the Jefferson–Lincoln conception of prerogative power—most notably, executive action in open defiance of law or legal authority—is no ... More


Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Harold H. Bruff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The most important individual interpreter of the United States Constitution is the President. Presidents both direct and are directed by the stream of American history. In this book, Harold Bruff ... More


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