Toward Comprehensive Reform of America’s Emergency Law Regime
Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC
March 23, 2013
University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 46, No. 2
This paper and an attached 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: 62
Keywords: national emergency, national emergencies, continuity of government, presidential emergency action document, global war on terror, presidential power
Date posted: May 13, 2012 ; Last revised: October 23, 2014