Krent’s examination is sweeping, ranging from the president's ability to appoint and remove executive branch officials, to the president's role in proposing and implementing treaties and the power to conduct war, to the extent the president can refuse to turn over information in response to congressional and judicial requests. Finally, Krent addresses the history and purposes of presidential pardons.
By drawing on historic and contemporary presidential actions to illustrate his points, Krent reminds us that the president is both an exalted leader with the regalia of power and an American who is and should be accountable to fellow citizens-important considerations as we elect and assess our presidents.
• Article, “The Normalization of Foreign Relations Law,” by Ganesh Sitaraman and Ingrid Wuerth
• Book Review, “The Family, in Context,” by Maxine Eichner
• Note, “Forgive and Forget: Bankruptcy Reform in the Context of For-Profit Colleges”
In addition, the issue features student commentary on Recent Cases and policy positions, including such subjects as: retroactive prosecution of conspiracy to commit war crimes at Guantanamo; holding a legislature in contempt for unconstitutional funding of education; bullying and criminal harassment law; first amendment implications of high school suppression of violent speech; using statistics to prove False Claims Act liability; first amendment problems of a requirement that sex offenders provide internet identifiers to police; BIA ruling that Guatemalan woman fleeing domestic violence meets asylum threshold; and FDA regulation on nutritional information under the Affordable Care Act. Finally, the issue features several summaries of Recent Publications.
The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2400 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions. This issue of the Review is May 2015, the seventh issue of academic year 2014-2015 (Volume 128). The digital edition features active Contents, linked notes, and proper ebook and Bluebook formatting.