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Presidential Power

Readings and resources concerning presidential power.

Emergency Powers—Press

Elizabeth Goitein, Trump Is Destroying His Own Case for a National Emergency, Atlantic (Jan. 28, 2019)

Elizabeth Goitein, What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency, Atlantic (Jan./Feb. 2019 issue)

Chalie Savage, National Emergency Powers and Trump’s Border Wall, Explained, N.Y. Times (Jan. 7, 2019)

Emergency Powers—Articles

Louis Fisher, Invoking Inherent Powers: A Primer, 37 Presidential Studies Q. 1 (2007), Library of Congress link

  • This article introduces a special issue on Invoking Inherent Presidential Powers, available on JSTOR (UW restricted).

Oren Gross, Emergency Powers, in  The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution (2015).

Harold C. Relyea, Cong. Research Serv., 98-505 GOV, National Emergency Power (2007)

Emergency Powers—Steel Seizure Case

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952), HeinOnline, Google Scholar.

Patricia L. Bellia, The Story of the Steel Seizure Case, in Presidential Power Stories 233 (Christopher H. Schroeder & Curtis A. Bradley eds., 2009), print and West Academic Study Aids online.