Presidential Deniability

July 2004
New Leader;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p4
Focuses on the notion of presidential deniability, a concept in which an action by the U.S. president is maintained against Constitutional provisions if that action is made for the national interest. Instances in U.S. history in which presidential deniability were held by the president; Alleged human rights abuses of wartime prisoners in Iraq in the wake of the U.S.-led war on terrorism; Former presidents of the U.S. who assumed powers not mandated by the Constitution; Significance of public opinion in curtailing the exercise of presidential deniability.


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