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Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times

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$60.50 • £48.95 • €54.50

ISBN 9780674031616

Publication Date: 02/16/2009

Short

248 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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At a time when citizens are vigorously discussing the proper balance between personal liberties and national security, Scott Matheson has produced a lucid, brilliant volume to guide this vital debate. Drawing on a wide swath of American history, Matheson convincingly demonstrates that the contemporary concern about presidential excess is not new. And he suggests a wise path for the nation to follow—one that will meet threats to our security but also will require presidents to respect constitutional limits.—Larry J. Sabato, author of A More Perfect Constitution and Director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics

Refracting our post–9/11 history through the lens of prior presidencies, a distinguished dean, legal scholar, and government servant makes a compelling call to recalibrate national security and civil liberties through a renewed commitment to executive constitutionalism.—Dean Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 Chicago–Kent College of Law / Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
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