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Jeffrey Crouch

Assistant Professor School of Prof & Extd Studies

Dr. Jeffrey Crouch is an assistant professor of American politics at American University. He is the Editor of AU's Congress & the Presidency journal. His first book, The Presidential Pardon Power, was published by the University Press of Kansas in 2009.

Dr. Crouch’s research focuses primarily on federal executive clemency, also known as the presidential pardon power. He has taught The American Presidency, The Presidency and the Executive Branch, and Law and the Political System, among other courses.


B.A., Hope College; J.D., University of Michigan Law School; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

School of Prof & Extd Studies
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  • Spring 2017

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

"The President and the Pardon Power: A Bibliographic Essay, 1989-2015," University of St. Thomas Law Journal 12 (2016): 413-445.

"Barack Obama and the Clemency Power: Real Reform on the Way?" Presidential Studies Quarterly 45 (2015): 778-795.

"President Obama's Signing Statements and the Expansion of Executive Power," Presidential Studies Quarterly 43 (2013): 883-899 (with Mark J. Rozell and Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

"The President's Power to Commute: Is It Still Relevant?" University of St. Thomas Law Journal 9 (2012): 681-697.

"The Toussie Pardon, 'Unpardon,' and the Abdication of Responsibility in Clemency Cases," Congress & the Presidency 38 (2011): 77-100.

The Presidential Pardon Power. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2009.

"Presidential Misuse of the Pardon Power," Presidential Studies Quarterly 38 (2008): 722-734.