A government of laws or men? The nature of executive power Creating individual rights and an independent legislature The American Constitution The power to imprison : habeas corpus The power to torture The power to surveil The power to ignore the law : signing statements Conclusion: Constitutionalism and the rule of law.
"Analyzes the Bush presidency's efforts to expand executive power, putting them into constitutional and historical perspective. Explores the evolution of Anglo-American thinking about executive power and individual rights. Documents how the current administration has undermined the separation of powers and shows how these practices have imperiled the rule of law"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.