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Abraham Lincoln and the Development of the "War Powers" of the Presidency

By conferring on the President the title of "commander in chief," the Constitution created an awkward and undefined area of presidential prerogative. The first president to have to confront this ambiguity was Abraham Lincoln. But Lincoln’s use of such war powers is one demonstration of how a doctrine aimed at awarding the President unilateral powers to override civil liberties safeguards need not create a lethal threat to democratic and constitutional government


Women's Progress at the Bar and on the Bench

Justice Ginsburg's remarks were presented to the Memphis Bar Association/ Memphis Bar Foundation on Sept. 11, 2006. A sidebar to her remarks about the International Association of Women Judges—a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1991—is found in this edition.


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