Skip to main content

Presidential Power: International Law

We have the University of Washington School of Law to thank for parts of this outstanding review of Presidential power.

Foreign Trade

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

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.

NAFTA

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