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Author Graves, Scott E., 1971-

Title Justice takes a recess : judicial recess appointments from George Washington to George W. Bush / Scott E. Graves and Robert M. Howard
Published Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 116 pages) : illustrations
Series After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France
After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France
Contents Of time and the constitution -- An historical overview and analysis of judicial recess appointments -- Supreme court recess appointments and voting -- Appellate court recess appointments and voting (with Pamela Corley) -- A look at modern judicial recess appointments -- A skeptical view of judicial recess appointments
Summary Justice Takes a Recess examines why and under what circumstances presidents use the recess appointment power to appoint judges to the Federal courts. The authors show that the use of the recess power upsets the carefully calculated separation of powers envisioned by the Framers, shifting power away from one branch of government towards another
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-109) and index
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Subject Judges -- Selection and appointment -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Howard, Robert M., 1956-
ISBN 0739138197 (electronic bk.)
0739138197 (electronic)
9780739138199 (electronic bk.)