Taking Command: A Legal-Historical Analysis of Modern Presidential Power in Domestic Security Threat Response

Isaacs, Brett S.


  • This thesis examines how the domestic power of the American executive has expanded over the course of the modern presidency, with a focus on domestic crisis and threat response. The conventional interpretation of the U.S. Constitution argues that the President is meant to be a managerial leader but that the true power of American democracy is bequeathed to the Congress. Despite this assessment, ... read more
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