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WGBH Forum Network; Limits of Presidential Power, The

10/18/2006

The Limits of Presidential Power David Golove, professor, law, NYU Renee Loth, editorial page editor, The Boston Globe With presidential signing statements, the concept of the unitary executive and suspension of habeas corpus, the United States is seeing a resurgence of claims to presidential authority. Legal expert David Golove asks how much power the Constitution gives the executive branch of government; whether or not signing statements undermine the system of checks and balances created to promote shared governmental power; and whether the president, as commander-in-chief, has a legitimate claim to extraordinary powers during wartime. David Golove is the Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law and the director of the J.D./L.L.M. Program in International Law at New York University. Specializing in the Constitutional law of Foreign Affairs and the federal courts and federal system, he has written on military tribunals. Treaties, and judicial authority. Golove is best known to readers of the Boston Globe as one of the major resources on the constitutional basis for claims of presidential power in Charles Savage's groundbreaking series on presidential signing statements in the summer of 2006.


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Limits of Presidential Power, The
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THE LIMITS OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER DAVID GOLOVE, PROFESSOR, LAW, NYU RENEE LOTH, EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR, THE BOSTON GLOBE

WITH PRESIDENTIAL SIGNING STATEMENTS, THE CONCEPT OF THE UNITARY EXECUTIVE AND SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS, THE UNITED STATES IS SEEING A RESURGENCE OF CLAIMS TO PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY. LEGAL EXPERT DAVID GOLOVE ASKS HOW MUCH POWER THE CONSTITUTION GIVES THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT; WHETHER OR NOT SIGNING STATEMENTS UNDERMINE THE SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES CREATED TO PROMOTE SHARED GOVERNMENTAL POWER; AND WHETHER THE PRESIDENT, AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, HAS A LEGITIMATE CLAIM TO EXTRAORDINARY POWERS DURING WARTIME.

DAVID GOLOVE IS THE HILLER FAMILY FOUNDATION PROFESSOR OF LAW AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE J.D./L.L.M. PROGRAM IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY. SPECIALIZING IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE FEDERAL COURTS AND FEDERAL SYSTEM, HE HAS WRITTEN ON MILITARY TRIBUNALS. TREATIES, AND JUDICIAL AUTHORITY. GOLOVE IS BEST KNOWN TO READERS OF THE BOSTON GLOBE AS ONE OF THE MAJOR RESOURCES ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS FOR CLAIMS OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER IN CHARLES SAVAGE'S GROUNDBREAKING SERIES ON PRESIDENTIAL SIGNING STATEMENTS IN THE SUMMER OF 2006.

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