Bush & the War Power (1 of 2)

Nov. 14 – Dr. Louis Fisher participated in the first panel of the Hauenstein Center’s conference, “George W. Bush: Legacy & Lessons.” The panel explored “Presidential Power and the Bush Presidency,” and Fisher talked about “Bush and the War Power.”

Louis Fisher is a senior specialist in separation of powers with the Law Library of the Library of Congress. He began work with the Library of Congress in 1970 and served as research director of the House Iran-Contra Committee in 1987, writing major sections of the final report.

His books include President and Congress (1972), Presidential Spending Power (1975), The Constitution Between Friends (1978), The Politics of Shared Power (4th ed. 1998), Constitutional Conflicts Between Congress and the President (4th ed. 1997), Constitutional Dialogues (1988), American Constitutional Law (6th ed. 2005), Presidential War Power (2d ed. 2004), Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law (with Neal Devins, 3d ed. 2001), Congressional Abdication on War and Spending (2000), Religious Liberty in America: Political Safeguards (2002), Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal & American Law (2003; 2d ed. 2005), The Politics of Executive Privilege (2004), The Democratic Constitution (with Neal Devins, 2004) and Military Tribunals and Presidential Power: American Revolution to the War on Terrorism (2005). His textbook in constitutional law is available in two paperbacks: Constitutional Structures: Separation of Powers and Federalism and Constitutional Rights: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. With Leonard W. Levy he edited the four-volume Encyclopedia of the American Presidency (1994). He has twice won the Louis Brownlow Book Award, the encyclopedia he co-edited was awarded the Dartmouth Medal, and in 1995 he received the Aaron B. Wildavsky Award For Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in Public Budgeting from the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.

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KO Countdown : Wiretap 090407 : What Americans Can Do

MSNBC
Countdown

Wiretap
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Whats a freedom-loving American do to?

Constitutional law Prof. Jonathan Turley discusses the legal ramifications of the Obama administrations defense of former President George Bushs wiretapping policy.

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Jesse Ventura ‘schools’ The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck on waterboarding / torture

From Rawstory.com:

“Ventura on The View: If waterboarding is fine, why dont cops do it?

By David Edwards and Stephen Webster

Published: May 18, 2009

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, making a guest appearance on ABCs The View, gave co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck a lesson or two about the torture technique known as waterboarding.

Ventura, who underwent a barrage of torture techniques at the military Survival, Evade, Resist and Escape (SERE) school, confirmed for Hasselbeck that waterboarding is torture and not just an enhanced interrogation technique.

If waterboarding is okay, why dont we let our police do it to suspects to learn what they know? he asked to a chorus of applause.

Thats an interesting question, Hasselbeck said. I understand that question.

If waterboarding is okay, why didnt we waterboard [Timothy] McVeigh and [Terry] Nichols, the Oklahoma City bombers, to find out if there were more people involved? Whats your answer to that? he asked. We only seem to waterboard Muslims.

Thats an extremist statement, said Hasselbeck.

Aha! cheered Ventura. Have we waterboarded anybody else? Name me someone else weve waterboarded.

She could not, instead shifting focus to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who has been criticized by Republicans for a seeming contradiction in disclosing what she knew about then-President Bushs torture program, and when.

They want her out because she lied? asked Ventura. Why didnt they ask for Bush and Cheney to go out when they lied about why we went into Iraq.

This video is from MSNBCs News Live, broadcast May 18, 2009.”

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/05/18/ventura-schools-hasselbeck/

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Bush & Presidential Powers (2 of 2)

Louis Fisher participated in the second panel of the Hauenstein Center’s Bush legacy conference in Washington, D.C. The panel explored “Presidential Powers and the Bush Administration.”

Louis Fisher is a senior specialist in separation of powers with the Law Library of the Library of Congress. He began work with the Library of Congress in 1970 and served as research director of the House Iran-Contra Committee in 1987, writing major sections of the final report.

His books include President and Congress (1972), Presidential Spending Power (1975), The Constitution Between Friends (1978), The Politics of Shared Power (4th ed. 1998), Constitutional Conflicts Between Congress and the President (4th ed. 1997), Constitutional Dialogues (1988), American Constitutional Law (6th ed. 2005), Presidential War Power (2d ed. 2004), Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law (with Neal Devins, 3d ed. 2001), Congressional Abdication on War and Spending (2000), Religious Liberty in America: Political Safeguards (2002), Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal & American Law (2003; 2d ed. 2005), The Politics of Executive Privilege (2004), The Democratic Constitution (with Neal Devins, 2004) and Military Tribunals and Presidential Power: American Revolution to the War on Terrorism (2005). His textbook in constitutional law is available in two paperbacks: Constitutional Structures: Separation of Powers and Federalism and Constitutional Rights: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. With Leonard W. Levy he edited the four-volume Encyclopedia of the American Presidency (1994). He has twice won the Louis Brownlow Book Award, the encyclopedia he co-edited was awarded the Dartmouth Medal, and in 1995 he received the Aaron B. Wildavsky Award For Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in Public Budgeting from the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.

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Casey Anthony’s Text Messages from Newly Released Legal Documents

The newly released legal documents reveal text messages sent and received by Casey Anthony before and after Caylee was reported missing.

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Condi Rice Pulls a Nixon: If the President Orders Torture, It Must be Legal

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