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    Recess Appointments Debate

    Law professors debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in…

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    Book Discussion on The Blueprint

    Ken Blackwell talked about The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, one of his two recently published books written with Ken…

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    Book Discussion on Power and Constraint

    Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in the executive branch obtaining unprecedented and unaccountable power, the…

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    The Constitutional Significance of Watergate

    June 17th marked the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in that ultimately resulted in President Nixon’s resignation. To commemorate the anniversary, the Chapman University…

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    Constitutional Role of Judges

    Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial…

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    Mickey Edwards Remarks

    Former Oklahoma Representative Mickey Edwards spoke about the relationship between the president and Congress. Among the issues he addressed were the prescribed roles of the executive…

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    Douglas Ginsburg on Executive Power

    Douglas Ginsburg addressed the Federal Society’s 2009 National Lawyer Convention. He focused on the development of a unitary theory of executive branch power and how the…

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    Truth Commission on Bush Administration Policies

    At a hearing titled “Getting to the Truth Through a Nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry,” legal experts testified about a potential investigation into Bush administration policies…

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    International Law and Combating Terrorism

    The panel talked about the 2007 Supreme Court term, focusing on the state of Guantanamo Bay detainees and the ability of the federal government to regulate energy markets. They talked…

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    Constitutional Limits of Executive Power

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations” to examine legal and legislative responses to allegations of misconduct…

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    National War Powers Commission Findings

    Members of the National War Powers Commission presented the commission’s unanimous report on the respective war powers of the president and Congress. They recommended that…

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    Contempt Citation

    Keith Perine talked about the contempt citations issued by Congress against White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolton and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers for failure to appear for a…

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    Congressional Regulation of Intelligence

    The panelists talked about the constitutional role of Congress in intelligence operations. Other topics included the policy issues of unilateral presidential action versus working with…

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    Federalist Society Anniversary

    Marking the 25th anniversary of the Federalist Society, three U.S. Supreme Court Justices and other dignitaries congratulated the Society, described its history, and praised its…

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    President and Congress Relationship

    The guest talked about the current relationship between President Bush and Congress regarding his claim of executive privilege in the fired U.S. attorneys matter. He also talked about…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Mr. Snow briefed reporters and answered questions on several issues including the House Judiciary vote to hold two White House officials in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify…

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    Consideration of Contempt Citations

    The House Judiciary Committee met to consider a resolution and report recommending to the House of Representatives that former White House Counsel Harriett Miers and White House Chief of…

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    Capitol Hill Stories

    Bob Cusack reported from the C-SPAN news room about political new of the day, including that day’s House Judiciary Committee meeting on issuing citations for contempt of Congress as…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question “Contempt of Congress: Proper Use of Oversight?” regarding the contempt citation hearing being held that day by the…

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    Powers of the President

    The guest talked about the powers of the president and their scope and use, including President Bush’s decision this week to commute the sentence of Lewis ‘Scooter’…

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