A new york times bestseller a central players account of the clash between the rule of law and the necessity of defending america jack goldsmiths duty as head of the office of legal counsel was to advise president bush on what he could and could not do legally. This is a rare book in our polarized age a book about the bush administration that doesnt paint the participants as either angels or demons. Jack goldsmiths duty as head of the office of legal counsel was to advise president bush what he could and could not dolegally goldsmith took the job in october 2003 and began to review the work of his predecessors. But his unflinching insistence that we abide by the law put him on a collision course with powerful figures in the administration goldsmiths fascinating analysis of parallel legal crises in the lincoln and roosevelt administrations shows why bushs apparent indifference to human rights has damaged his presidency and perhaps his standing in history. Although he backed the administrations legal position he devotes a chapter to the question of enemy combatants and military commissions he believed the administrations policy was excessively legalistic because it often substituted legal analysis for political judgment and because it was too committed to expanding the presidents constitutional power administration
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