poli930 - The Presidency The framers designed the...

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The Presidency - The framers designed the presidency to: - Allow for quick and concerted action during times of national crisis - Have power recede when crisis over - Rejected a plural executive - Hamilton’s Federalist 70-unity of purpose Financial Bailout - House rejected 205-228 - Party breakdown - DEM-140-95 - REP-65-133 - A prisoners’ dilemma? - No votes today - Bush: Congress must act - Senate likely to pass The Presidency & the Constitution - President’s duties/authority found in ARTICLE II: - Commander in chief - Chief diplomat - Executive - Legislator - Constitutional power ambiguous and limiter, yet president is considered quite powerful - Authority derived from public laws - UC V Curtiss-Wright(1936)- Embargo on weapons to countries US is against The president as Commander in Chief - President is commander in chief of the nation’s armed forces. - Lincoln’s actions during the Civil War - Congress can declare war - Presidents have “first mover” advantage - War Power’s Resolution - Hamdi v Rumsfeld(2004) - -Habeas Corpus of American - Hamdam v Rumsfeld(2006)
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