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Published: 19 November 2015

494 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199382118

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The Law of the Executive Branch

Presidential Power

Dr. Louis Fisher

Oxford Commentaries on American Law

  • Explores the sources and limits of presidential power by focusing on the law of the executive branch in the context of constitutional language, the framers' intent, and more than two centuries of practice
  • Provides an analysis of each provision of the US Constitution to reveal its contemporary meaning in concert with the application of presidential power
  • Relies on original sources, explaining why and when the Supreme Court and scholarly studies misrepresent a precedent, and providing links to original sources
  • Identifies legal and constitutional errors and explains, whenever possible, why they occurred
  • Now with a newly updated Preface which discusses developments since publication of the cloth edition, such as the need to challenge judicial errors, especially those made by the Supreme Court