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BRIA 21 1

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION
Bill of Rights in Action
Winter 2004 (21:1)

Executive Power

This edition of Bill of Rights in Action examines issues of executive power. The first article looks at Machiavelli and his classic text on the use of power, The Prince. The second article examines a recent Supreme Court case, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, on the president’s power to hold enemy combatants. The last article looks at how President Andrew Jackson pursued a policy of removing Cherokee Indians from their native land.

World History: Machiavelli and The Prince

U.S. Government: Detaining U.S. Citizens as Enemy Combatants


© 2004, Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kinglsey Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005 (213) 487-5590 Fax (213) 386-0459

Officers: Louis P. Eatman, President; Publications Committee: Marvin S. Sears, Chairperson; Gerald Chaleff, Katrina M. Dewey, Marshall P. Horowitz, Gail Migdal Title, Thomas E Patterson, Thomas D. Phelps, Patrick Rogan, Peggy Saferstein, Paul W.A. Severin, Lois Thompson, Carlton Varner. Staff: Todd Clark, Executive Director; Marshall L. Croddy, Director of Program and Materials Development; Carlton Martz, Lucy Eisenberg, Writers; Bill Hayes, Editor; Andrew Costly, Production Manager; Losi Thompson,CRF Board Reviewer.