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The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration

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Jack Goldsmith’s duty as head of the Office of Legal Counsel was to advise President Bush on what he could and could not do . . . legally. Immediately after taking the job in October 2003, Goldsmith began to see that the work of his predecessors, whose opinions were the legal framework governing the conduct of the military and intelligence agencies in the war on terror, were deeply flawed.

Goldsmith is a conservative lawyer who understands the imperative of averting another 9/11. But his unflinching insistence that we abide by the law put him on a collision course with powerful figures in the administration. In The Terror Presidency he shows how Bush damaged his own presidency and compromised the ability of his successors to respond forcefully in times of crisis.

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A central player's account of the clash between the rule of law and the necessity of defending America.

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A central player’s account of the clash between the rule of law and the necessity of defending America.

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The New York Times Bestseller

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Jack Goldsmith's duty as head of the Office of Legal Counsel was to advise President Bush on what he could and could not do . . . legally. Immediately after taking the job in October 2003, Goldsmith began to see that the work of his predecessors, whose opinions were the legal framework governing the conduct of the military and intelligence agencies in the war on terror, were deeply flawed.Goldsmith is a conservative lawyer who understands the imperative of averting another 9/11. But his unflinching insistence that we abide by the law put him on a collision course with powerful figures in the administration. In he shows how Bush damaged his own presidency and compromised the ability of his successors to respond forcefully in times of crisis.

About the Author

Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University. From October 2003 to June 2004 he was assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393335330
Subtitle:
Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration
Author:
Goldsmith, Jack
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of photographs
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.00x5.40x.90 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A central player's account of the clash between the rule of law and the necessity of defending America.
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"Synopsis" by , Jack Goldsmith's duty as head of the Office of Legal Counsel was to advise President Bush on what he could and could not do . . . legally. Immediately after taking the job in October 2003, Goldsmith began to see that the work of his predecessors, whose opinions were the legal framework governing the conduct of the military and intelligence agencies in the war on terror, were deeply flawed.Goldsmith is a conservative lawyer who understands the imperative of averting another 9/11. But his unflinching insistence that we abide by the law put him on a collision course with powerful figures in the administration. In he shows how Bush damaged his own presidency and compromised the ability of his successors to respond forcefully in times of crisis.
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