By George Saunders
A suite of brief tales and essays.
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*A Survey of the Literature
*The meals Fundamentalist
*Flooding the Zone
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The company had received generous no-bid defense conhow conservatives learned to stop worry ing | 2 7 tracts from the Department of Defense when Meese was their lobbyist (Meese resigned from the Justice Department in 1988). Republicans in Congress defended executive power. Between 1968 and 1986, according to one study, conservatives in Congress voted for the pro-presidential-authority positions more often than other legislators. 31 One of the most important moments for congressional Republicans took place during the Iran–Contra arms scandal in 1986.
S. Constitution granted broad executive power to the president, and Congress and the courts did not have power to undermine it. ” In essence, these clauses were read as vesting all power that is executive in nature in the president, with incursions on presidential power therefore unconstitutional. A more modest version of the “unitary executive” thesis had been argued for in earlier years by conservative legal scholars. 9 The unitary executive thesis was especially important to OLC decision making on torture.
12 Most famously, Nixon depended on presidential power in his struggles against congressional investigation. He attempted to block the New York Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers (documents that held the real history of the Vietnam War) in 1971 by claiming executive privilege. He was stopped only when the Supreme Court deemed his actions unconstitutional. During the Watergate process, Nixon tried to withhold the famous White House tapes until the courts once again ruled he had to relinquish them.