The Resource Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, William R. Casto

Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, William R. Casto

Label
Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Title
Advising the president
Title remainder
Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Statement of responsibility
William R. Casto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Advising the President tells the story of Attorney General Robert H. Jackson's advisory relationship with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, particularly with respect to matters of national security on the eve of World War II. Jackson was the US Solicitor General for two years (1938-1940) and US Attorney General for a little over one year (1940-1941) before serving as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court. He was involved in a number of important political and legal events in the twentieth century, including serving as the chief US prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials. In this book William Casto focuses on Jackson's role as a legal advisor to the president during a time of war, in which he often had to weigh in on highly controversial policies, including the use of wiretapping. Traditional legal theory assumes a disinterested application of the law, but the position of attorney general placed Jackson in a complex situation that did not conform to a simply dichotomy between lawful and unlawful. Jackson made a distinction in practice between his personal advice to the president and his public advocacy in support of the president's decisions. Casto's study of Jackson offers valuable lessons for attorney advisers today and sheds light on recent controversial episodes, such as Jay Bybee and John Yoo's infamous advice to President George W. Bush regarding the use of torture"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casto, William R.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8745.J27
LC item number
C37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Robert H
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Jackson, Robert H
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Attorneys general
  • National security
  • War and emergency powers
  • Executive power
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
  • Attorneys general
  • Executive power
  • Legislation
  • National security
  • Politics and government
  • War and emergency powers
  • United States
Label
Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, William R. Casto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mr. Solicitor General -- Wiretapping -- An arsenal for democracy -- Destroyers for bases -- Destroyers for bases : a critique -- Plant seizures -- Presidential prerogative and judicial review -- Lend-lease -- Policy advice -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780700627097
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv82s1st
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1069721180
  • (OCoLC)on1069721180
Label
Advising the president : Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, William R. Casto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mr. Solicitor General -- Wiretapping -- An arsenal for democracy -- Destroyers for bases -- Destroyers for bases : a critique -- Plant seizures -- Presidential prerogative and judicial review -- Lend-lease -- Policy advice -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780700627097
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv82s1st
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1069721180
  • (OCoLC)on1069721180

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