New Book: By Order of the President

By Order of the PresidentThe power of executive action by the President has been in the news recently. In this newly revised and expanded second edition of By Order of the President: The Use and Abuse of Executive Direct Action, author Phillip Cooper shows how presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama have applied executive powers in trying to realize their visions for the nation.

The book defines the different forms these powers take — executive orders, presidential memoranda, proclamations, national security directives, and signing statements — demonstrates their uses, critiques their strengths and dangers, and shows how they have changed over time. Find the book on the Law Library Balcony KF5053 .C578 2014.

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