Peter M. Shane is the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at Ohio State University. His publications include Madison’s Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy (2009) and Democracy’s Chief Executive: What the Constitutional Presidency Means Today, forthcoming from the University of California Press in 2022.
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