The President as Commander-in-Chief

  title={The President as Commander-in-Chief},
  author={Charles Edward Fairman},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={145 - 170}
  • C. Fairman
  • Published 1 February 1949
  • History
  • The Journal of Politics
Experience shows, that, so far as the Constitution is concerned, the President is vested with power adequate to directing the defense of the United States. Experience shows too, that this power is subject to restraint: even in time of war the test of ultra or intra vires is applicable according to the established processes of our constitutional system. Whether in the prosecution of various war measures the executive has overleaped the bounds of necessity, whether in particular instances the… 
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