Presidential Power in Historical Perspective: Reflections' on Calabresi and Yoo's the Unitary Executive
Christopher S. Yoo
University of Pennsylvania Law School; University of Pennsylvania - Annenberg School for Communication; University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2010
U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-17
On February 6 and 7, 2009, more than three dozen of the nation’s most distinguished commentators on presidential power gathered in Philadelphia to explore themes raised by a book authored by Steven Calabresi and I co-authored reviewing the history of presidential practices with respect to the unitary executive. The conference honoring our book and the special journal issue bringing together the articles presented there provide a welcome opportunity both to look backwards on the history of our project and to look forwards at the questions yet to be answered.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: Separation of powers, government regulation, constitutional law, legal history, executive power, special prosecutors, independent counsels, Ethics in Government Act, Tenure of Office Act, departmentalism, removal, prompt lettersworking papers series
Date posted: May 1, 2011
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