TITLE

Uncle Sam

AUTHOR(S)
Rosen, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
New Republic;1/30/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at United States Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's stance on the subject of executive power. During the confirmation hearings, Alito misstated the law of presidential power. If Alito is confirmed, he could support those who insist that the president's power in the war on terrorism is unconstrained. This could lead to abuses such as torture, illegal surveillance, or detention without charge. The unitary executive theory is described as the claim that the president's executive power cannot be infringed upon by Congress or the courts.
ACCESSION #
19487614

 

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