Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1890786
 


 



Response: There is a Case for Congress


Lawrence Friedman


New England Law | Boston

Victor Hansen


New England Law | Boston

July 20, 2011

New England Law Review, Vol. 46, 2011

Abstract:     
In her thoughtful review of our book, The Case for Congress: Separation of Powers and the War on Terror, Elizabeth Wilson argues that our belief that Congress can play a critical role in directing post-September 11 national-security policy is misguided. She questions what she calls our “pleasing but perhaps ultimately naïve faith in rational discourse.” She does not believe rational discourse will “get at the root causes of the illness that paralyzes Congress because those root causes are, at bottom, political.” In this brief response, we suggest that there are circumstances in which Congress can overcome politics and act to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities, both within and without the national security context.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: separation of powers, war on terror, national security, Congress

Accepted Paper Series





Download This Paper

Date posted: July 22, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Lawrence and Hansen, Victor, Response: There is a Case for Congress (July 20, 2011). New England Law Review, Vol. 46, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1890786

Contact Information

Lawrence Friedman (Contact Author)
New England Law | Boston ( email )
154 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States
617-451-0010 (Phone)

Victor Hansen
New England Law | Boston ( email )
154 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
United States

Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 301
Downloads: 19

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo2 in 0.609 seconds