Journal Article

United States<i>Hamdan v. Rumsfeld:</i> Presidential power in wartime

Thomas M. Franck

in International Journal of Constitutional Law

Published on behalf of The New York University School of Law

Volume 5, issue 2, pages 380-388
Published in print April 2007 | ISSN: 1474-2640
Published online April 2007 | e-ISSN: 1474-2659 | DOI:
United StatesHamdan v. Rumsfeld: Presidential power in wartime

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Restraining the executive and legislative branches—the tendency to revert to absolutism in times of crisis—can the U.S. Congress extend the wartime powers of the president beyond the scope stated in the Constitution?—recent Supreme Court decisions—Hamdan v. Rumsfeld—military commissions and the Court's rebuke to the executive branch—prospect for the future

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law ; UK Politics

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