Extraordinary Rendition and Presidential Fiat
Presidential Studies Quarterly, 36(1), 102- 116, March 2006
Robert M. Pallitto, Ph.D., J.D.
Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
William G. Weaver
The administration of George W. Bush engages in the use of “extraordinary rendition,” the kidnapping of foreign citizens and the delivery of those citizens to third-party jurisdictions. The actions of the Bush administration have been aided by judicial deference, a deference that challenges historical assumptions and law concerning executive power.