Judicial Checks on the Presidency


Whittington, Keith E. “Judicial Checks on the Presidency”. The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency. Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press, 2009. Print.


The judicial check on the American presidency is a supplemental tool for limiting executive power. Even so, the courts do provide a potential mechanism for constraining the executive branch. This chapter reviews both the doctrinal framework and the empirical literature regarding how courts monitor and check the executive branch.

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