Toward Comprehensive Reform of America’s Emergency Law Regime
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - University of Michigan Law School
March 23, 2013
University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 46, No. 2
This paper and an accompanying online compendium attempt, for the first time since the 1970s, to reach a reasonably complete assessment of the number of national emergencies now in effect in the United States and the powers these emergencies confer on the Executive Branch. The paper also proposes specific statutory reforms to rein in the unchecked growth of these emergencies, and political reforms to subject the vast executive powers granted by the U.S. emergency law regime to the democratic process.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 51
Keywords: national emergency, national emergencies, continuity of government, presidential emergency action document, global war on terror, presidential powerAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 13, 2012 ; Last revised: April 4, 2013
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