Presidential Powers

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-02
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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 11
Introductionp. 14
Should the President Have the Power to Order Torture?p. 18
Chapter Preface
Enhanced Interrogation Helps Keep America Safep. 20
Torture Does Not Make America Saferp. 34
Executive Decisions About Torture are Morally Ambiguousp. 47
Executive Use of Torture Shows an Unambiguous Contempt for the Lawp. 58
Torture is Sometimes Justifiedp. 68
Even Though Torture May Be Justified Sometimes, it Should Always be Illegalp. 73
Periodical Bibliographyp. 81
How Much Power Should the President Have to Operate in Secret?p. 83
Chapter Preface
The State Secrets Privilege is Necessaryp. 86
The State Secrets Privilege is Dangerousp. 96
Warrantless Wiretapping is Necessary and Legalp. 103
Warrantless Wiretapping is Illegal and Unconstitutionalp. 108
Periodical Bibliographyp. 113
To What Extent Should the President Be Constrained by Domestic Law?p. 115
Chapter Preface
Signing Statements are Reasonable in Some Casesp. 117
The President Should Not Use Signing Statementsp. 128
Congress Should Expand Executive Powers to Detain and Try Suspectsp. 134
Congress Should Limit Executive Powers to Detain and Try Suspectsp. 140
Periodical Bibliographyp. 149
Is the President Bound by International Law?p. 151
Chapter Preface
The President is Not Bound by the Geneva Conventions in Dealing with Terroristsp. 153
The President is Bound by the Geneva Conventions in Wartimep. 162
Extraordinary Rendition Violates International Lawp. 174
Rendition Does Not Violate International Lawp. 188
The President Should be Held Accountable by International Courtsp. 197
The President Should Not be Answerable to International Lawp. 204
Periodical Bibliographyp. 213
For Further Discussionp. 214
Organizations to Contactp. 216
Bibliography of Booksp. 221
Indexp. 225
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