State Criminal Prosecution of a Former United States President in United States Domestic State Courts: A Thought-Experiment on Limits to the United States President’s Constitutional Powers Regarding Armed Conflict
University of Toledo College of Law
September 24, 2012
University of Toledo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-24
This article does a thought experiment to suggest the limits of the United States President’s Constitutional Powers regarding Armed Conflict. It then examines how state criminal prosecution (as opposed to federal criminal prosecution or impeachment) might be an avenue in United States separation of powers and federalism to seek accountability for Presidents who act outside the limits of the powers available constitutionally and even with a Congressional grant of powers.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: President, Constituion, Executive power, Commander-in-Chief, Foreign Affairts, separation of powers, federalism, criminal prosecution, armed conflictworking papers series
Date posted: September 26, 2012 ; Last revised: December 12, 2012
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