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The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power

Louis Fisher


The scope of presidential authority has been a constant focus of constitutional dispute since the Framing. The bases for presidential appointment and removal, the responsibility of the Executive to choose between the will of Congress and the President, the extent of unitary powers over the military, even the ability of the President to keep secret the identity of those consulted in policy making decisions have all been the subject of intense controversy. The scope of that power and the manner of its exercise affect not only the actions of the President and the White House staff, but also all s ... More

Keywords: presidential authority, constitutional dispute, Framing, Congress, President, policy making, White House staff, executive branch, statutory policy, judicial interpretations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199856213
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856213.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis Fisher, author
Constitution Project