Presidential War Power 3rd Edition

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In this third edition, Louis Fisher updates his arguments throughout, critiques the presidential actions of George W. Bush and Barack Obama

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In this third edition, Louis Fisher updates his arguments throughout, critiques the presidential actions of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and challenges what he views as their dangerous expansion of executive power. Spanning the life of the Republic from the Revolutionary Era to the War on Terror, the new edition covers for the first time:

Indefinite detention of civilians and non-civilians without trial

President Obama’s failed effort to close Guantánamo

NSA wiretapping and Fourth Amendment violations

Presidential decision-making relating to the wind-down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

U.S. military operations against Libya in 2011

Continued abuse of the state secrets privilege in national security court cases

Secret legal memos justifying the use of UAVs or drones for targeted killings overseas

Extended comparison of the expansion of executive power under George W. Bush and Barack Obama

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