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Shane writes about recess appointments in The Atlantic

January 11, 2014 | Faculty

Professor Peter M. Shane, a nationally recognized expert in separation of powers law, wrote a column in The Atlantic previewing the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case Noel Canning v. NLRB. In the piece – entitled The Myth of the Anti-Government Constitution – Shane writes “There is nothing liberty-protecting in the capacity of the Senate to undermine public administration by stonewalling the nominations of perfectly qualified government officers.” Shane is also the author of the book Madison’s Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy.