Book Discussion on Emergency Presidential Power

Chris Edelson talked about his book, Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror, in which he… read more

Chris Edelson talked about his book, Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror, in which he looks at the use of executive power during times of crisis going back to President George Washington. In the book, Professor Edelson argues that there is no clear cut way to determine whether a president is abusing his power and says that the final decision needs to be made by Congress, the courts, and voters. Mr. Edelson was joined by Louis Fisher of the Constitution Project, who wrote the foreword to the book. The event was hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. close

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  • Chris Edelson Assistant Professor American University->Government Department
  • Louis Fisher Scholar in Residence Constitution Project
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Book Discussion on Emergency Presidential Power

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Public Affairs Event
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Feb 9, 2014
Last Aired:
Mar 2, 2014

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  • Feb 09, 2014 | 6:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 15, 2014 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 02, 2014 | 4:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
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