Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Yoo, Forward to symposium issue on The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Presidential Power in Historical Perspective: Reflections' on Calabresi and Yoo's the Unitary Executive has just been posted by Christopher S. Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School.  It is the Forward to a special symposium issue of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2010), taking up Calabresi and Yoo's book The Unitary Executive:  Presidential Power from Washington to Bush.  The full table of contents is here.  Here's Yoo's abstract:
On February 6 and 7, 2009, more than three dozen of the nation’s most distinguished commentators on presidential power gathered in Philadelphia to explore themes raised by a book authored by Steven Calabresi and I co-authored reviewing the history of presidential practices with respect to the unitary executive. The conference honoring our book and the special journal issue bringing together the articles presented there provide a welcome opportunity both to look backwards on the history of our project and to look forwards at the questions yet to be answered.