The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
August 06, 2019
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393357288
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About the Author

Corey Brettschneider is professor of political science at Brown University, where he teaches constitutional law and politics, as well as visiting professor of law at Fordham Law School. His writing has appeared in TIME, Politico, and the New York Times.

Reviews

No office in American government is more studied than the presidency and no figure in American politics is more closely watched than the president. Brettschneider provides the judgment of a renowned constitutional scholar, dramatic cases, historical sweep, a gift for clarity, and a sense of moral urgency. This is a foothold from which we can survey the dangerous course the presidency has taken and our responsibility as citizens to defend the constitution.--Nancy Rosenblum, Senator Joseph Clark Research Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University
Those who one day may find themselves behind the Big Desk in the Oval Office need to understand the limits of their power as well as its potential. Brettschneider's cogent and comprehensive user's manual-grounded in sophisticated legal and political analysis--is exactly the right place to start.--Gordon Silverstein, Assistant Dean, Yale Law School
'When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.' So said Richard Nixon. What then are the limits on Presidential action? Can the President of the United States pardon himself, fire anyone in the Executive Branch, or wage war without Congressional approval? Can California develop a foreign policy on immigration and sign international climate treaties? In an era of rising executive power, Corey Brettschneider provides an essential guide for citizens and aspiring office holders on the powers of the President and how the U.S. Constitution constrains that power.--Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Essential reading for anyone who seeks to become president--or to hold in check those who do.--David Cole, national legal director, ACLU, and author of Engines of Liberty