NYU Press, 01/02/2005 - 279 páginas
Framed in Article II of the Constitution, presidential powers are dictated today by judicial as well as historical precedent. To understand the ways the president wields power as well as how this power is kept in check by other branches of government, Harold J. Krent presents three overlapping determinants of the president's role under the Constitution-the need for presidential initiative in administering the law and providing foreign policy leadership, the importance of maintaining congressional control over policymaking, and the imperative to ensure that the president be accountable to the public.
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Political scientists, for instance, have catalogued presidential actions to gain a
picture of the authorities that prior presidents have in fact exercised.1 Some
presidents earn higher marks for administration, some for leadership, and some
A. Presidential Participation in the Legislative Process—The Veto Power Before
addressing the president's powers to enforce the law, a short detour is necessary.
The president plays a fundamental role not only in administering the law but ...
C. The President's Appointment Power The Constitution provides that the
president “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate
, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the ...
that the president should be able to remove all principal officials. As the Court
noted in Myers at the outset of the twentieth century, “Article II grants to the
President the executive power of the Government, the power of appointment and
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2 The Executives Power over Foreign Affairs
3 The Protective Power of the President
4 Presidential Immunities and Priviledges
5 The Pardon Power