Academic Scholarship

Extraordinary Rendition and Presidential Fiat

Presidential Studies Quarterly, 36(1), 102- 116, March 2006

Photo Needed 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.


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