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xxxiii, 1,123 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction to statutes and their implementation
  • The Congress
  • The President and agencies
  • The courts
  • An introduction to statutory interpretation
  • Canons of statutory interpretation
  • Legislative history and lawmaking context
  • Introduction to administrative law
  • Delegation, deference, and judicial treatment of agency statutory interpretations
  • Administrative constitutionalism
  • Appendix 1: The Constitution of the United States
  • Appendix 2: Selected rules of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives (2013-2014)
  • Appendix 3: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII
  • Appendix 4: The Administrative Procedure Act of 1946
  • Appendix 5: Executive Order 12,866 (Clinton 1993) and Executive Order 13,563 (Obama 2011)
  • Appendix 6: The Supreme Court's canons of statutory interpretation (1986-2014).
Law Library (Crown)
270 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Triumphalism
  • The most dangerous branch. An extremist presidency
  • The politicized military
  • The question of legitimacy. Three crises
  • Executive constitutionalism
  • Reconstruction. Enlightening politics
  • Restoring the rule of law
  • Living dangerously.
Bruce Ackerman shows how the institutional dynamics of the last half-century have transformed the American presidency into a potential platform for political extremism and lawlessness. Watergate, Iran-Contra, and the War on Terror are only symptoms of deeper pathologies. Ackerman points to a series of developments that have previously been treated independently of one another - from the rise of presidential primaries, to the role of pollsters and media gurus, to the centralization of power in White House czars, to the politicization of the military, to the manipulation of constitutional doctrine to justify presidential power-grabs. He shows how these different transformations can interact to generate profound constitutional crises in the twenty-first century - and then proposes a series of reforms that will minimize, if not eliminate, the risks going forward. The book aims to begin a new constitutional debate. Americans should not suppose that Barack Obama's centrism and constitutionalism will typify the presidencies of the twenty-first century. We should seize the present opportunity to confront deeper institutional pathologies before it is too late.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674057036 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-680-01, LAW-7029-01