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    United States v. Texas Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Texas, a case concerning President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. In November 2014 President Obama initiated…

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    Senator Mike Lee on Congressional and Executive Power

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) explained why he blames Congress and not the executive branch for the increased use of executive power. Senator Lee also shared his plan to help Congress to…

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    Use of Executive Power

    Experts on constitutionalism as well as executive and legislative power talked about the constitutional role of Congress and the use of executive power in contemporary government. Topics…

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    Senators on Supreme Court Justice Nomination

    Senators responded to an announcement by Republican leaders that the Judiciary Committee would not hold hearings if President Obama were to submit a Supreme Court nominee. Majority…

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    President Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other witnesses testified at a hearing on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control. Attorney General Lynch emphasized that the…

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    Open Phones on President Obama's Executive Action on Gun Control

    Telephone lines, divided between gun owners and non-gun owners, were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s announcement of several executive actions aimed at reducing gun…

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    Congressional Powers

    Political science and legal scholars talked about the relationship between Congress and the other branches of government, including how the distribution of power has changed. Topics…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer

    Professors Michael Gerhardt and William Howell talked about the 1952 U.S. Supreme Court case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer, in which the court limited the power of the president to…

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    Senate Debate on the Johnson Amendment

    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced an amendment to the Iran nuclear legislation that would declare any nuclear deal with Iran be deemed a treaty subject to the advice and consent of the…

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    President Obama's Use of Executive Action

    Gregory Korte talked about his April 22, 2015, piece in USA Today about President Obama’s increasing use of executive action, including what forms they take. A video clip was shown of…

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    President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    Witnesses testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

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    The Obama Administration and Separation of Powers

    Law professors talked about the Obama administration and separation of powers focusing on President Obama’s use of executive orders. They discussed whether the president…

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    Use of Presidential Memoranda

    Gregory Korte talked about President Obama’s use of presidential memoranda as a means of executive action. He discussed the frequency of the use of this document by President…

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    Use of Executive Action

    Julian Zelizer talked by remote video from New York City about President Obama’s use of executive action since the 2014 election. He talked about the possible effect on his…

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    Congressional Role in Combating Terrorism

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) talked about the role of Congress in battling ISIL* militants. He urged members of Congress to fulfill their constitutional responsibilities and introduce…

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    Congress and the Use of Military Force Against Terrorism

    Tim Starks discussed congressional and presidential actions to combat terrorism. Topics included the disapproval resolution on the Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner swap on the House floor…

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    National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning Commentary, Part 2

    Mike Doyle talked about the outcome and long-term effects of the case National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a U.S. Supreme Court case about the president’s recess…

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    National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning Commentary, Part 1

    Mike Doyle gave background on the case National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a U.S. Supreme Court case about the president’s recess appointment powers. His interview on…

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    Timothy Naftali Nixon Impeachment Hearings Interview, Part 2

    Timothy Naftali talked by video link from New York City about the House Judiciary Committee hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon forty years previously. He spoke…

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    Timothy Naftali Nixon Impeachment Hearings Interview, Part 1

    Timothy Naftali talked by video link from New York City about the House Judiciary Committee hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon forty years previously. He spoke…

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