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Fisher, Louis

Works: 203 works in 621 publications in 1 language and 23,257 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Sources  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Signer, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: JK305, 320.473
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Louis Fisher
Most widely held works by Louis Fisher
The politics of shared power : Congress and the executive by Louis Fisher( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines how the U.S. system of separation of powers works
Presidential war power by Louis Fisher( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fisher chronicles the expansion of the president's power to make war
Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President by Louis Fisher( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition, published 1978, was entitled : The Constitution between friends
Encyclopedia of the American presidency( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 1,011 articles by 335 contributors from all regions of the country, representing many disciplines and institutions, captures the origin, evolution, and constant unfolding of the American presidency
The Constitution and 9/11 : recurring threats to America's freedoms by Louis Fisher( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Constitution and 9/11 provides a comprehensive, striking, and disturbing analysis of executive misuse of power that is made all the more compelling by placing it in a rich and fascinating historical contest. No better book is available for placing post-9/11 government actions in the matrix of history and explaining how executive power has degraded the Constitution and citizen rights."--William G. Weaver--Back cover
President and Congress; power and policy by Louis Fisher( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American constitutional law by Louis Fisher( Book )

55 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi saboteurs on trial : a military tribunal and American law by Louis Fisher( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although huge in scope and impact, the 9/11 attacks were not the first threat by foreign terrorists on American soil. During World War II, eight Germans landed on our shores in 1942 bent on sabotage. Caught before they could carry out their missions, under FDR's presidential proclamation they were hauled before a secret military tribunal and found guilty. Meeting in an emergency session, the Supreme Court upheld the tribunal's authority. Justice was swift: six of the men were put to death - a sentence much more harsh than would have been allowed in a civil trial." "Louis Fisher chronicles the capture, trial, and punishment of the Nazi saboteurs in order to examine the extent to which procedural rights are suspended in time of war. One of America's leading constitutional scholars, Fisher analyzes the political, legal, and administrative context of the Supreme Court decision Ex parte Quirin (1942). He reconstructs a rush to judgment that has striking relevance to current events by considering the reach of the law in trials conducted against wartime enemies."--Jacket
Constitutional dialogues : interpretation as political process by Louis Fisher( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who makes constitutional law? Is constitutional doctrine the monopoly of the courts? In accessible and persuasive prose Louis Fisher explains that constitutional law is not solely or even primarily the Supreme Court's ""final word"" but rather a richly political convergence of separate interpretations. With a broad range of examples, he argues that constitutional principles emerge from a dialogue among all three branches of government--executive, legislative, and judicial. Important contributions also come from the states and the general public. Fisher identifies executive and legislative i
Military tribunals and presidential power : American Revolution to the war on terrorism by Louis Fisher( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The democratic constitution by Neal Devins( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : "Constitutional law is clearly shaped by judicial actors. But who else contributes? Scholars in the past have recognized that the legislative branch plays a significant role in determining structural issues, such as separation of powers and federalism, but stopped there-claiming that only courts had the independence and expertise to safeguard individual and minority rights. In this readable and engaging narrative, the authors identify the nuts and bolts of the national dialogue and relate succinct examples of how elected officials and the general public often dominate the Supreme Court in defining the Constitution's meaning. Making use of case studies on race, privacy, federalism, war powers, speech, and religion, Devins and Fisher demonstrate how elected officials uphold individual rights in such areas as religious liberty and free speech as well as, and often better than, the courts. This fascinating debunking of judicial supremacy argues that nonjudicial contributions to constitutional interpretation make the Constitution more stable, more consistent with constitutional principles, and more protective of individual and minority rights."
The Constitution between friends : Congress, the President, and the law by Louis Fisher( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious liberty in America : political safeguards by Louis Fisher( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional abdication on war and spending by Louis Fisher( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will engage students of the governmental process and help them not only to understand the issues at stake in balance-of-power questions but also to learn how to conduct civic discussion and reasoned argument. In the end, Fisher advocates both a return to constitutional principle on the part of lawmakers and, especially, the education of citizens who will insist that Congress protect those principles."--Jacket
Political dynamics of constitutional law by Louis Fisher( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the name of national security : unchecked presidential power and the Reynolds case by Louis Fisher( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In light of the Bush administration's continued use of Reynolds to justify its post-9/11 claims to unilateral authority, Fisher's work could not be more timely."--BOOK JACKET
On appreciating Congress : the people's branch by Louis Fisher( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains why Congress is the indispensable institution for safeguarding popular, democratic, and constitutional government. Even though its record over the past two centuries presents a mixed picture, the record of the other two branches is also decidedly mixed. The author has worked for Congress for the past four decades and writes from a perspective that intimately understands its shortcomings while appreciating its strengths. He contends that portraying Congress as so inherently inept that it must be kept subordinate to presidential or judicial power is misguided and uninformed. The Constitution looks to Congress as the first branch because it is the institution through which citizens at the local and state level engage in self-government. Although Presidents claim to be the national representative, they cannot substitute for the knowledge and legitimacy brought by members of Congress. Congress, after all, is the people's branch and this book restores it to its rightful claim
Defending Congress and the Constitution by Louis Fisher( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The culmination of four decades of research and service on behalf of Congress, Louis Fisher's latest work is a fitting capstone to a remarkable career as scholar and writer and presents his most articulate, passionate, and persuasive defense yet of Congress as an institution. Our nation's leading authority on the separation of powers, Fisher offers a lucid primer on our nation's government and its executive, legislative, and judicial branches while vigorously advocating a robust reassertion of Congress's rightful role within that system. Drawing on a wide range of legislation, Supreme Court rulings, and presidential decisions, Fisher illuminates the contentious contest among the three major branches for power and control of government, presents a panorama of American history, and touches on issues as wide-ranging as federalism, religious freedom, and national security policy. Fisher is especially critical of the stereotypical view of the Supreme Court's decisions as possessing a kind of effectiveness and absolute finality that transcends the efforts and powers of Congress. Indeed, he argues that Congress, as much or more than the judiciary, has had a major positive impact on protecting individual rights in this country, while the judiciary has fallen short in such areas as child labor regulation and compulsory flag salute--or has attempted to settle a constitutional issue only to have it fester for years, breeding anger and resentment, until the political process forces the courts rethink their views. He highlights legislative accomplishments in many areas, often in the face of judicial opposition and obstruction, but also chides Congress for not protecting its key prerogatives over the power of the purse and going to war. In yielding to other branches, Fisher warns, lawmakers fail to represent their constituents and cripple the very system of checks and balances the Framers counted on to limit the destructive capacity of government. His book offers a wealth of forceful insights and provides an important reminder of and guide to how our government should really work"--Provided by publisher
The politics of executive privilege by Louis Fisher( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over 200 years, Congress and the President have locked horns on an issue that will not, and cannot, go away: legislative access to executive branch information. Presidents and their advisers often claim that the sought-for information is covered by the doctrine of executive privilege and other principles that protect confidentiality among presidential advisers. For its part, Congress will articulate persuasive reasons why legislative access is crucial. In terms of constitutional principles, these battles are largely a standoff, and court decisions in this area are interesting but hardly dispositive. What usually breaks the deadlock is a political decision: the determination of lawmakers to use the coercive tools available to them, and political calculations by the executive branch whether a continued battle risks heavy and intolerable losses for the President
The Supreme Court and Congress : rival interpretations by Louis Fisher( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formative years -- The Civil War and its aftermath -- Regulating the economy -- Individual rights -- Structural disputes
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Encyclopedia of the American presidency
Alternative Names
Fischer, Louis

Fisher, L.

Fisher, Louis G. 1934-

لويس فيشر، 1934-

English (280)

Presidential war powerConstitutional conflicts between Congress and the PresidentEncyclopedia of the American presidencyThe Constitution and 9/11 : recurring threats to America's freedomsAmerican constitutional lawNazi saboteurs on trial : a military tribunal and American lawConstitutional dialogues : interpretation as political processMilitary tribunals and presidential power : American Revolution to the war on terrorism