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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 about…

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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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    Campaign Fundraising Oversight

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the alleged abuses of taxpayer funds for political gain by the White House Office of Political Affairs. David…

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    House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama

    Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and…

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    Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against President Obama

    Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) talked about the lawsuit filed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) against President Obama over his use of executive power. He also discussed…

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    Presidential Recess Appointment Power Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument on the president’s recess appointment powers. In the case National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning the Court was considering the…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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