A Comparative Historical Analysis of War Time Procedural Protections and Presidential Powers: From the Civil War to the War on Terror

40 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2009  

Kyndra K. Rotunda

Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Date Written: October 21, 2009

Abstract

This article analyzes and compares procedural rules governing military trials from the American Revolution to the War on Terror. It discusses and analyzes Presidential power during war time, particularly in light of recent Supreme Court cases concerning detainees held in Guantanamo Bay.

Keywords: military commissions, presidential powers, Guantanamo bay, detainees, Boumediene, military trials, Hamdan

JEL Classification: k00, k10, k19, k14, k30, k40, k41, k49

Suggested Citation

Rotunda, Kyndra K., A Comparative Historical Analysis of War Time Procedural Protections and Presidential Powers: From the Civil War to the War on Terror (October 21, 2009). Chapman Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 449, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1492351

Kyndra K. Rotunda (Contact Author)

Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law ( email )

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
United States

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