The Executive Unbound

The Executive Unbound

The answer, according to legal scholars Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule, is nothing. In The Executive Unbound, they provide a bracing challenge to conventional wisdom, arguing that a strong presidency is inevitable in the modern world.

Author: Eric A. Posner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831750

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Ever since Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. used "imperial presidency" as a book title, the term has become central to the debate about the balance of power in the U.S. government. Since the presidency of George W. Bush, when advocates of executive power such as Dick Cheney gained ascendancy, the argument has blazed hotter than ever. Many argue the Constitution itself is in grave danger. What is to be done? The answer, according to legal scholars Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule, is nothing. In The Executive Unbound, they provide a bracing challenge to conventional wisdom, arguing that a strong presidency is inevitable in the modern world. Most scholars, they note, object to today's level of executive power because it varies so dramatically from the vision of the framers. But there is nothing in our system of checks and balances that intrinsically generates order or promotes positive arrangements. In fact, the greater complexity of the modern world produces a concentration of power, particularly in the White House. The authors chart the rise of executive authority straight through to the Obama presidency. Political, cultural and social restraints, they argue, have been more effective in preventing dictatorship than any law. The executive-centered state tends to generate political checks that substitute for the legal checks of the Madisonian constitution.
Categories: Law

The Executive Unbound

The Executive Unbound

Many argue that the Constitution itself is in grave danger. What is to be done? The answer, according to this book, is nothing. The book challenges conventional wisdom, arguing that a strong presidency is inevitable in the modern world.

Author: Eric A. Posner

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:848992176

Category:

Page: 249

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The Executive Unbound

The Executive Unbound

The executive, “unbound” from the standpoint of liberal legalism, is in some ways
more constrained than ever before. We do not claim that these political
constraints necessarily cause the executive to pursue the public interest,
however ...

Author: Eric A. Posner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199830466

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 398

Ever since Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. used "imperial presidency" as a book title, the term has become central to the debate about the balance of power in the U.S. government. Since the presidency of George W. Bush, when advocates of executive power such as Dick Cheney gained ascendancy, the argument has blazed hotter than ever. Many argue the Constitution itself is in grave danger. What is to be done? The answer, according to legal scholars Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule, is nothing. In The Executive Unbound, they provide a bracing challenge to conventional wisdom, arguing that a strong presidency is inevitable in the modern world. Most scholars, they note, object to today's level of executive power because it varies so dramatically from the vision of the framers. But there is nothing in our system of checks and balances that intrinsically generates order or promotes positive arrangements. In fact, the greater complexity of the modern world produces a concentration of power, particularly in the White House. The authors chart the rise of executive authority straight through to the Obama presidency. Political, cultural and social restraints, they argue, have been more effective in preventing dictatorship than any law. The executive-centered state tends to generate political checks that substitute for the legal checks of the Madisonian constitution.
Categories: Law

The System of the Constitution

The System of the Constitution

In The System of the Constitution, Adrian Vermeule analyzes constitutionalism through the lens of systems theory, originally developed in biology, computer science, political science and other disciplines.

Author: Adrian Vermeule

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190208004

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 973

A constitutional order is a system of systems. It is an aggregate of interacting institutions, which are themselves aggregates of interacting individuals. In The System of the Constitution, Adrian Vermeule analyzes constitutionalism through the lens of systems theory, originally developed in biology, computer science, political science and other disciplines. Systems theory illuminates both the structural constitution and constitutional judging, and reveals that standard views and claims about constitutional theory commit fallacies of aggregation and are thus invalid. By contrast, Vermeule explains and illustrates an approach to constitutionalism that considers the systemic interactions of legal and political institutions and of the individuals who act within them.
Categories: Law

Hastings Law Journal

Hastings Law Journal

Eric A. POSNER & ADRIAN VERMEULE , THE EXECUTIVE UNBOUND : AFTER
THE MADISONIAN REPUBLIC 25–26 ( 2010 ) ; Anne Joseph O'Connell , The
Architecture of Smart Intelligence : Structuring and Overseeing Agencies in the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437123375947

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Energy Unbound

Energy Unbound

So how was the executive bathroom ? " she asked dourly , distracting herself . "
Oh , I didn ' t go there , " Duncan laughed . “ How could I keep up with all the
gossip if I didn ' t read the graffiti in the men ' s room that everyone else uses ?

Author: L. Hunter Lovins

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: UCAL:B4364464

Category: Energy conservation

Page: 390

View: 597

Eunice Anderson brings a commonsense approach to solving the nations energy problems
Categories: Energy conservation

Our American Leviathan Unbound

Our American Leviathan Unbound

... of the State government for the slightest convenience of theirs ? [ 16 ] The
negative of the President is the shield provided by the constitution to protect
against the invasions of the legislature : 1 . The right of the Executive . 2 . Of the
Judiciary .

Author: Robert L. Macey

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043916761

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 94

View: 161

Categories: Constitutional law

Performance related Tests of Aggregates for Use in Unbound Pavement Layers

Performance related Tests of Aggregates for Use in Unbound Pavement Layers

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2001
OFFICERS Chair : John M . Samuels , Senior Vice President - Operations
Planning & Support , Norfolk Southern Corporation , Norfolk , VA Vice Chair :
Thomas R ...

Author: Athar Saeed

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004563345

Category: Aggregates (Building materials)

Page: 55

View: 722

Categories: Aggregates (Building materials)

The Executive Budget

The Executive Budget

It now houses 366,000 bound volumes and 888,638 unbound periodicals and
documents . At the end of fiscal year 1963 , the bound volume is estimated at
380,000 . The recommended appropriation provides $ 154,000 for books and ...

Author: Hawaii

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112104248445

Category: Budget

Page:

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Categories: Budget

Report of the Executive Council of Iowa of Expenses and Disposition of Fees and Moneys Collected by State Officers and Institutions

Report of the Executive Council of Iowa of Expenses and Disposition of Fees and Moneys Collected by State Officers and Institutions

Executive council. BOARD OF CONTROL OF STATE ... 3,000 copies, $9.00; Mar.
14, fluig. 500 unbound || biennial reports, $23.50; tying with boards to protect and
deliversng 500 unbound biennial reports, $3.00; cutting out page 666 on 1,250 ...

Author: Iowa. Executive council

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3090471

Category:

Page:

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Performance related Tests of Recycled Aggregates for Use in Unbound Pavement Layers

Performance related Tests of Recycled Aggregates for Use in Unbound Pavement Layers

EXECUTIVE. COMMITTEE. *. OFFICERS CHAIR : Debra L . Miller , Secretary ,
Kansas DOT , Topeka VICE CHAIR : Adib K . Kanafani , Cahill Professor of Civil
Engineering , University of California , Berkeley EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR : Robert
E ...

Author: Athar Saeed

Publisher: Transportation Research Board National Research

ISBN: UVA:X030374742

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 53

View: 763

Explores performance-related procedures to test and select recycled hot-mix asphalt and portland cement concrete materials for use in unbound layers of highway pavements. Appendixes A through C of NCHRP Report 598, which cover the literature review and background information, new aggregate tests, and surface dielectric measurements, were published as NCHRP Web-Only Document 119.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Leadership Unbound

Leadership Unbound

In 1987 he was named president and chief operating officer of the Square D
Company , a leading electrical distribution and factory automation manufacturer
based in Palatine , Illinois , becoming chairman and chief executive officer in
1989 .

Author: Lawrence W. Corbett

Publisher:

ISBN: 1589850106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 401

Leadership Unbound explains in clear, simple to understand terms the ways in which a dynamic, forward thinking pastor created a successful new church community in the middle of the desert by applying business principles and how anyone can apply these lessons to their own success plan.
Categories: Business & Economics

Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee

Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee

The SECRETARY concurred in the recommendation and suggested that the
bound edition be one thousand copies , to be sold at one dollar , and that the
preliminary edition of unbound copies be one thousand , the type to be held
against ...

Author: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924106189693

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Barbie Unbound

Barbie Unbound

When one explained she had to leave to tend to sick children , Barbie became so
irate that she nearly kicked over the pink executive desk . “ I don ' t have kids and
neither should you if you plan on moving up in this company , ” she snapped as ...

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer

Publisher: New Victoria Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015002660992

Category: Humor

Page: 119

View: 150

Satirically explores Barbie dolls in different guises and professions, including Grunge Barbie, PMS Barbie, Virginia Slims Barbie, Barbie Antoinette, and Anita Hill Barbie
Categories: Humor

OLR Index

OLR Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112071770892

Category:

Page:

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The Executive

The Executive

... winning author John Ashbery . Printed radially around the center of the round
unbound leaves , every fourth " page " is a lithographic illustration by such
famous artists as Richard Avedon , Elaine and Willelm de Kooning , and Alex
Katz .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0050991991

Category:

Page:

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Council Unbound

Council Unbound

Examines the UN Security Council's new, expansive exercise of legal authority in the post-Cold War period and its devising of bold and innovative methods--coercive and noncoercive--to stop nascent wars and "threats to the peace," including ...

Author: Michael John Matheson

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1929223781

Category: History

Page: 422

View: 697

Examines the UN Security Council's new, expansive exercise of legal authority in the post-Cold War period and its devising of bold and innovative methods--coercive and noncoercive--to stop nascent wars and "threats to the peace," including international terrorism.
Categories: History

A Bill to Amend Revise and Codify the Laws Relating to the Public Printing and Binding and the Distribution of Government Publications

A Bill to Amend  Revise  and Codify the Laws Relating to the Public Printing and Binding and the Distribution of Government Publications

1 executive departments , independent offices , and establish2 ments of the
Government shall cause daily ... private bills 10 and simple and concurrent
resolutions , there shall be distrib11 uted , unbound , to the Senate document
room , not to ...

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU56031157

Category: Government publications

Page: 125

View: 570

Categories: Government publications