Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush by John Yoo

March 31, 2010

John C. Eastman

How do so-called “great” Presidents interpret and use their constitutional powers differently from average Presidents in times of emergency? What limits does the Constitution place on executive power when crises threaten our national security and the constitutional order? What are the respective roles of Congress and the courts in checking the President’s actions when he attempts to resolve these crises with his Article II powers? ...

John C. Eastman reviews Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush by John Yoo