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Presidential Power

Readings and resources concerning presidential power.

International Law (Generally)

Foreign Trade

Adam Chandler, Could Trump Actually Impose an Import Tariff on Mexico?, The Atlantic (online) (Jan. 27, 2017) (discussing Trade Act of 1974).

Joel P. Trachtman, Terminating Trade Agreements: The Presidential Dormant Commerce Clause versus a Constitutional Gloss Half Empty, SSRN (August 9, 2017)

Military Action

Hundreds of works address the relation between President's authority as commander in chief and Congress's authority to declare war.

This review of two books provides an introduction to some of the issues: Gordon M. Goldstein, DRIFT The Unmooring of American Military Power By Rachel Maddow; WARTIME An Idea, Its history, Its Consequences By Mary L. Dudziak, Wash. Post, June 29, 2012.


Amanda Waldron, NAFTA Renegotiation: Separating Fact from Fiction, Brookings Now (Aug. 17, 2017) (summarizes and links to Brookings Institute reports on related topics).