United Stateshamdan V. Rumsfeld: Presidential Power in Wartime

Posted: 16 Jun 2008

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Thomas M. Franck

New York University School of Law

Date Written: April 2007

Abstract

Restraining the executive and legislative branches-the tendency to revert to absolutism in times of crisis-can the U.S. Congress extend the wartime powers of the president beyond the scope stated in the Constitution?-recent Supreme Court decisions-Hamdan v. Rumsfeld-military commissions and the Court's rebuke to the executive branch-prospect for the future

Suggested Citation

Franck, Thomas M., United Stateshamdan V. Rumsfeld: Presidential Power in Wartime (April 2007). International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 380-388, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1145501 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icon/mom009

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