A creeping constitutional coup
'The time is ripe for a dispassionate appraisal of the modern office, one free of partisanship and a focus on the crisis du jour,' writes Saikrishna Prakash
From first general to declarer of wars
'These modern notions of the power to declare war and of the commander in chief would astonish and dismay the Founders'
How to recage the executive lion
'Those in favor of the limited presidency of the Founding must be counter-revolutionaries'
Meet the author
Saikrishna Prakash is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Paul G. Mahoney Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law and a Miller Center senior fellow. His scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly executive powers. At Yale Law School, he served as senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and received the John M. Olin Fellowship in Law, Economics and Public Policy. After law school, he clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court.