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Rochester Institute of Technology
Sarah Burns is associate professor of political science at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a fellow at the Quincy Institute. Her research examines the process of constitutional design in the United States using Montesquieu’s understanding of the separation of powers. In her book, The Politics of War Powers, she demonstrates how the Constitution purposely locks the president and legislature in a battle for control over military affairs.