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In the Name of War

Judicial Review and the War Powers since 1918

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674180680

Publication Date: 01/30/1989

370 pages


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This book is outstanding, comprehensive, and first rate…It is quite rare for a legal researcher to have done such painstaking and time-consuming work in original sources, particularly such sources as newspapers and personal papers of Executive officials. Professor May’s research is thus an original contribution to the history of an important period in American life…Related to the thoroughness of the research is the manuscript’s blending of the social and political currents of the time with an analysis of the relevant legal principles I find his approach both refreshing and enlightening His writing style is clear and entertaining, drawing the reader into the story.—Jules Lobel, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

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