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作者 Coan, Andrew, author
書名 Prosecuting the president : how special prosecutors hold presidents accountable and protect the rule of law / Andrew Coan
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
國際標準書號 9780190943868 (hbk.)
0190943866 (hbk.)
9780190943875 (ebk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  KF5107.5 .C63 2019    在架上    30660020218249
說明 vii, 234 pages ; 22 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-230) and index
A special kind of prosecutor -- Part I. History -- The first one hundred years -- A cancer on the presidency -- The world Watergate made -- A new balance -- Part II. Law -- Can the president be charged with a crime? -- Can the president be compelled to testify under oath? -- Can the president obstruct justice? -- Can congress protect special prosecutors from the president? -- Epilogue : A double-edged sword
"[This book provides a] history of special prosecutors in American politics. For more than a century, special prosecutors have struck fear into the hearts of presidents, who have the power to fire them at any time. How could this be, [the author] asks? And how could the nation entrust such a high responsibility to such subordinate officials? [The author] demonstrates that special prosecutors can do much to protect the rule of law under the right circumstances. Many have been thwarted by the formidable challenges of investigating a sitting president and his close associates; a few have abused the powers entrusted to them. But at their best, special prosecutors function as catalysts of democracy, channeling an unfocused popular will to safeguard the rule of law. By raising the visibility of high-level misconduct, they enable the American people to hold the president accountable. Yet, if a president thinks he can fire a special prosecutor without incurring serious political damage, he has the power to do so. Ultimately, [the author] concludes, only the American people can decide whether the President is above the law."-- Publisher's website
主題 Special prosecutors -- United States
Presidents -- United States
Misconduct in office -- United States
Executive power -- United States
Obstruction of justice -- United States
Governmental investigations -- United States
Rule of law -- United States
United States -- Politics and government
United States
LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing. bisacsh
Executive power. fast (OCoLC)fst00917857
Governmental investigations. fast (OCoLC)fst00945690
Misconduct in office. fast (OCoLC)fst01023635
Obstruction of justice. fast (OCoLC)fst01043030
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidents. fast (OCoLC)fst01075723
Rule of law. fast (OCoLC)fst01101218
Special prosecutors. fast (OCoLC)fst01128978
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
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Rechtsstaatsprinzip. (DE-588)4122326-3 gnd
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