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Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial: Congressional Lawsuits and the Separation of Powers

Jasmine Farrier


In an original assessment of all three branches, this book reveals a new way in which the American federal system is broken. Turning away from the partisan narratives of everyday politics, the book diagnoses the deeper and bipartisan nature of imbalance of power that undermines public deliberation and accountability, especially on war powers. By focusing on the lawsuits brought by Congressional members that challenge presidential unilateralism, the book provides a new diagnostic lens on the permanent institutional problems that have undermined the separation of powers system in the last five d ... More

Keywords: American federal system, power imbalance, public deliberation, accountability, war powers, separation of powers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501702501
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702501.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jasmine Farrier, author
University of Louisville