The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - From the document itself and from american history’s most famous court cases, and what “we the people” can do to influence the nation’s highest public office―including, we learn why certain powers were granted to the presidency, if need be, how the Bill of Rights limits those powers, removing the person in it.

. Board of Education and Korematsu v. In these brief yet deeply researched chapters, we meet founding fathers such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, as well as key figures from historic cases such as Brown v. Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers―and limits―that it places on the presidency.

United States. Brettschneider breathes new life into the articles and amendments that we once read about in high school civics class, but that have real impact on our lives today. An essential guide to the presidential powers and limits of the Constitution, for anyone voting―or running―for our highest office.

The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents #ad - Can the president launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval? Is it ever a crime to criticize the president? Can states legally resist a president’s executive order? In today’s fraught political climate, it often seems as if we must become constitutional law scholars just to understand the news from Washington, let alone make a responsible decision at the polls.

The oath and the office is the book we need, right now and into the future, whether we are voting for or running to become president of the United States. The oath and the office offers a compact, voters, and empowers all readers, comprehensive tour of the Constitution, and future presidents with the knowledge and confidence to read and understand one of our nation’s most important founding documents.

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A Warning

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Twelve #ad - An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.

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A Citizen's Guide to American Ideology: Conservatism and Liberalism in Contemporary Politics Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

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Routledge #ad - This approach suggests a clear way to explain and compare the two ideologies in an effort to enhance democratic debate. A citizen's guide to american ideology is a brief, non-technical and conversational overview of one of the most important means of understanding political rhetoric and policy debates in America today.

A Citizen's Guide to American Ideology: Conservatism and Liberalism in Contemporary Politics Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs #ad - Conservatives and liberals often resort to cartoon images of the opposing ideology, relying on broadly defined caricatures to illustrate their opposition. To help us get past these stereotypes, this short, punchy book explains the two dominant political ideologies in America today, providing a thorough and fair analysis of each as well as insight into their respective branches.

To help us understand the differences between the two contrasting ideologies, Morgan Marietta employs an innovative metaphor of a tree--growth from ideological roots to a core value, expanding into a problem that creates the competing branches of the ideology.

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How to Save a Constitutional Democracy

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University of Chicago Press #ad - The checks and balances of the federal government, a robust civil society and media, and individual rights—such as those enshrined in the First Amendment—do not necessarily succeed as bulwarks against democratic decline. Huq show how constitutional rules can either hinder or hasten the decline of democratic institutions.

Around the world, a rising wave of populist leaders threatens to erode the core structures of democratic self rule. Its structural rigidity has had the unforeseen consequence of empowering the Supreme Court to fill in some details—often with doctrines that ultimately facilitate rather than inhibit the infringement of rights.

In the united states, the election of Donald Trump marked a decisive turning point for many. But we—and the rest of the world—can do better. Drawing on a rich array of other countries’ experiences with democratic backsliding, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Even the bright spots in the constitution—the first Amendment, for example—may have perverse consequences in the hands of a deft communicator, who can degrade the public sphere by wielding hateful language that would be banned in many other democracies.

How to Save a Constitutional Democracy #ad - Rather, the sobering reality for the united states is that, Ginsburg and Huq contend, the Constitution’s design makes democratic erosion more, to a much greater extent than is commonly realized, not less, likely. What kind of president calls the news media the “enemy of the american people, whatever our concerns about the current president, ” or sees a moral equivalence between violent neo-Nazi protesters in paramilitary formation and residents of a college town defending the racial and ethnic diversity of their homes? Yet, we can be assured that the Constitution offers safeguards to protect against lasting damage—or can we?How to Save a Constitutional Democracy mounts an urgent argument that we can no longer afford to be complacent.

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To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment

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Basic Books #ad - To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment #ad - As congress begins an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, read the definitive book on presidential impeachment and how it should be used today. Impeachment is our ultimate constitutional check against an out-of-control executive. But it is also a perilous and traumatic undertaking for the nation.

In this authoritative examination, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz rise above the daily clamor to illuminate impeachment's proper role in our age of broken politics. To end a presidency is an essential book for anyone seeking to understand how this fearsome power should be deployed.

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Impeachment: A Handbook, New Edition

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Yale University Press #ad - Praise for impeachment:   “To understand impeachment, read this book. It shows how the rule of law limits power, even of the most powerful, and reminds us that the impact of the law on our lives ultimately depends on the conscience of the individual American. Bill bradley, former united States senator   “The most important book ever written on presidential impeachment.

Lawfare   “a model of how so serious an act of state should be approached. Wall street journal   “A citizen’s guide to impeachment. Now thoroughly updated with new chapters by Philip Bobbitt, it remains essential reading for every concerned citizen. Black, Jr. Philip bobbitt is the herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School.

Impeachment: A Handbook, New Edition #ad - Elegantly written, lucid, intelligent, and comprehensive. New york times book review   “The finest text on the subject I have ever read. Ben wittes  Charles L. 1915–2001, was sterling professor of Law at Yale Law School.

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The Case For Impeaching Trump

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Hot Books #ad - She has been a principled leader and a persistent voice for equality and accountability since she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in 1973, which she remained for forty-two years. It means analyzing with a clear head and heart what President Trump has done and what the law requires. Impeaching a president is a grave undertaking.

She is the expert we need to deal with an accidental President who got there as a serial sexual harasser, a candidate who lost the popular vote, and an unsuccessful businessman who was born on third base and thinks he hit a home run. Now what? ask liz!"—gloria steinemin the era of Donald Trump, detention of immigrants, and fake news, collusion, it is important to hear what Elizabeth Holtzman has to say.

Holtzman makes the definitive, constitutional case that Trump can be impeached—and the process should start now. The compassionate and diverse America I know demands we get ready to do it. The case for impeaching trump establishes the requirements for impeachment as set out by the Constitution and proves that President Trump’s actions have already met those requirements.

The Case For Impeaching Trump #ad - Elizabeth holtzman has always been the first and the bravest, the smartest and most trusted. But she sees american democratic ideals, and the rule of law in the United States, eroding under President Trump. And as a member of the house judiciary committee that voted to impeach nixon, and one of the members of the Homeland Security advisory council who resigned in protest of President Donald Trump’s policy of separating families at the border, former Congresswoman Holtzman knows that of which she speaks:“President Donald Trump threatens our democracy.

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High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Written in a lively, engaging style, the book combines a deep historical and constitutional analysis of the impeachment clauses, a coherent theory of when impeachment should be used to protect constitutional order against presidential misconduct, and a comprehensive presentation of the case for and against impeachment of President Trump.

For the third time in forty five years, America is talking about impeaching a president, but the impeachment provisions of the American constitution are widely misunderstood. In high crimes and Misdemeanors, constitutional scholar Frank O. By examining the human and political history of those who have faced impeachment, Bowman demonstrates that the Framers intended impeachment to be a flexible tool, adaptable to the needs of any age.

High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump #ad - . It is an indispensable work for the present moment. Bowman, iii offers unprecedented clarity to the question of impeachment, tracing its roots to medieval England through its adoption in the Constitution and 250 years of American experience.

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Impeachment: An American History

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Modern Library #ad - The constitution states that the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors, Bribery, and Conviction of, Treason, ” leaving room for historical precedent and the temperament of the time to weigh heavily on each case. This is a realist view of impeachment that looks to history for clues about its potential use in the future.

None has yet succeeded. On the other, its absence from the Constitution would leave the country vulnerable to despotic leadership. This book reveals the complicated motives behind each impeachment—never entirely limited to the question of a president’s guilt—and the risks to all sides. Four experts on the american presidency examine the three times impeachment has been invoked—against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton—and explain what it means today.

Impeachment: An American History #ad - Impeachment is a double-edged sword. Each case depended on factors beyond the president’s behavior: his relationship with Congress, the polarization of the moment, and the power and resilience of the office itself. Andrew johnson was impeached in 1868 for failing to kowtow to congressional leaders—and, in a large sense, for failing to be Abraham Lincoln—yet survived his Senate trial.

Bill clinton had an affair with a white House intern, but in 1999 he faced trial in the Senate less for that prurient act than for lying under oath about it. Richard nixon resigned in august 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against him for lying, obstructing justice, and employing his executive power for personal and political gain.

Though it was designed to check tyrants, Thomas Jefferson also called impeachment “the most formidable weapon for the purpose of a dominant faction that was ever contrived.

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Supreme Court Decisions Penguin Civic Classics

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Penguin Books #ad - Among the cases included will be Marbury v. Constitution, including the founding documents, pivotal historical speeches, draws together the great texts of American civic life, and important Supreme Court decisions, to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. The supreme court is one of America's leading expositors of and participants in debates about American values.

Legal expert Jay M. These cases cover a vast array of issues, from the powers of government and freedom of speech to freedom of religion and civil liberties. A selection of the landmark supreme court decisions that have shaped American societyPenguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars.

Supreme Court Decisions Penguin Civic Classics #ad - Madison, on the supremacy of the Constitution and the power of judicial review; U. S. V. Feinman introduces and selects some of the most important Supreme Court Decisions of all time, which touch on the very foundations of American society. Rumsfeld, a post-9/11 case on presidential power and due process. Feinman offers commentary on each case and excerpts from the opinions of the Justices that show the range of debate in the Supreme Court and its importance to civil society.

Series editor richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.

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We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century

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Picador #ad - Constitution that protects the rights of all people is now. University of california berkeley dean and respected legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky expertly exposes how conservatives are using the Constitution to advance their own agenda that favors business over consumers and employees, and government power over individual rights.

Beautifully written and powerfully argued, this is a masterpiece. Lawrence lessig, and author of free culture worried about what a super conservative majority on the Supreme Court means for the future of civil liberties? From gun control to reproductive health, Harvard Law School, a conservative court will reshape the lives of all Americans for decades to come.

Progressives have spent too much of the last forty-five years trying to preserve the legacy of the Warren Court’s most important rulings and reacting to the Republican-dominated Supreme Courts by criticizing their erosion of rights―but have not yet developed a progressive vision for the Constitution itself.

We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century #ad - The time to develop and defend a progressive vision of the U. S. Yet, liberty, effective government, justice, if we just look to the promise of the Preamble―liberty and justice for all―and take seriously its vision, a progressive reading of the Constitution can lead us forward as we continue our fight ensuring democratic rule, and equality.

Includes the complete Constitution and Amendments of the United States of America. But exposure is not enough. This work will become the defining text on progressive constitutionalism ― a parallel to Thomas Picketty’s contribution but for all who care deeply about constitutional law.

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