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Fisher, Louis

Works: 200 works in 510 publications in 1 language and 15,802 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Encyclopedias  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Sources  Guidebooks  Textbooks 
Roles: Other, Editor, Signer, Composer, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: KF4550, 342.7302
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Most widely held works by Louis Fisher
Presidential war power by Louis Fisher ( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fisher chronicles the expansion of the president's power to make war
Encyclopedia of the American presidency ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains 1,011 articles by 335 contributors on the American presidency. Includes biographical sketches of the individual presidential years
The democratic constitution by Neal Devins ( )
13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this fascinating debunking of judicial supremacy, Devins and Fisher argue that nonjudicial contributions to constitutional interpretation make the Constitution more stable, more consistent with constitutional principles, and more protective of individual and minority rights. This highly readable narrative of how the Court and elected officials work in concert with the American people to shape constitutional values is an impressive affirmation of public participation in the political process
Presidential spending power by Louis Fisher ( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American constitutional law by Louis Fisher ( Book )
62 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Constitution and 9/11 : recurring threats to America's freedoms by Louis Fisher ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,063 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
Nazi saboteurs on trial : a military tribunal and American law by Louis Fisher ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 921 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."--BOOK JACKET
Military tribunals and presidential power : American Revolution to the war on terrorism by Louis Fisher ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religious liberty in America : political safeguards by Louis Fisher ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political dynamics of constitutional law by Louis Fisher ( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 574 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 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On appreciating Congress : the people's branch by Louis Fisher ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 405 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
The politics of executive privilege by Louis Fisher ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 348 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. Moreover, both branches are at the mercy of political developments that can come around the corner without warning and tilt the advantage decisively to one side." "Executive-legislative clashes over information are generally seen as a confrontation between two branches, yielding a winner and a loser. It is more than that. Congressional access represents part of the framers' belief in representative government. When lawmakers are unable (or unwilling) to obtain executive branch information needed for congressional deliberations, the loss extends to the public, democracy, and constitutional government. The system of checks and balances and separation of powers are essential to protect individual rights and liberties."--BOOK JACKET
Defending Congress and the Constitution by Louis Fisher ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 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 Supreme Court and Congress : rival interpretations by Louis Fisher ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores how the Court operates in relation to legislative action, as well as how it has defined the extent and limits of congressional power. Traces conflicts between branches over the power of judicial review and other key separation of powers issues, civil rights for African Americans and women, individual liberties, and regulation of the national economy
The Barbary wars legal precedent for invading Haiti? by Louis Fisher ( )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The law of the executive branch : presidential power by Louis Fisher ( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title places the law of the executive branch firmly in the context of constitutional language, framers' intent, and more than two centuries of practice. Each provision of the US Constitution is analyzed to reveal its contemporary meaning and in concert with the application of presidential power
Congressional protection of religious liberty by Louis Fisher ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Military tribunals by Louis Fisher ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suspected terrorists and what to do with them by Jennifer Elsea ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aims to identify some of the legal and practical implications of treating the terrorist acts as war crimes and of applying the law of war rather than criminal statutes to prosecute the alleged perpetrators. This book also describes the procedures used by the World War II military tribunal to try the eight Germans
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Alternative Names
Fischer, Louis
Fisher, L.
Fisher, Louis G. 1934-
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