Reining in the Imperial Presidency

Reining in the Imperial Presidency

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Documents the various abuses that occurred during the Bush Admin. relating to the House Judiciary CommitteeAis review and jurisdiction, and to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations to prevent the recurrence of these or similar abuses in the future. Contents: Preface: AiDeconstructing the Imperial Presidency, Ai which describes and critiques the key war power memos that gave rise to the concept of broad-based, unreviewable, and secret presidential powers in time of war. Also describes specific abuses of the Imperial Presidency relating to Judiciary Comm. inquiries. Includes a comprehensive set of 47 policy recommendations designed to respond to the abuses and excesses of the Bush Imperial Presidency.... are trained to resist the types of methods approved in the Army Field Manual which governs military interrogations. ... Busha#39;s Order February 7, 2002, which directed only that the a€œArmed Forces [i.e., not the CIA]. . . treat the detainees humanely, a€ and ... that the Guantanamo trip occurred a week after a group of Guantanamo interrogators attended training at Fort Bragg, North ... in U.S. Custody, a€ at xvi, available at Detainees.121108.pdf.

Title:Reining in the Imperial Presidency
Author:United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Majority Staff
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009


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