Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Quote of the Day

In an opinion written by Justice Robert Jackson (of Nuremburg fame) in Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer Jackson expounds briefly on the powers of the executive with regard to foreign affairs.

"...No doctrine that the Court could promulgate would seem to me more sinister and alarming than that a President whose conduct of foreign affairs is so largely uncontrolled, and often even is unknown, can vastly enlarge his mastery over the internal affairs of the country by his own commitment of the Nation's armed forces to some foreign venture...."

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