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  • Border Security National Emergency Declaration
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    Border Security National Emergency Declaration

    The Cato Institute hosted a discussion about President Trump’s border security national emergency declaration. They talked about the constitutional and statutory implications and made…

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    Power Wars

    Charlie Savage talked about his book Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency, in which he argues that President Obama, who came into office saying that he would turn back the…

  • Attributes of Successful Presidents Part 4
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    Attributes of Successful Presidents, Part 4

    The Massachusetts College of Law hosted historians and political scientists to explore successful and unsuccessful presidents. This session dealt with Ulysses S. Grant and Warren G. Harding. Phillip Payne argued that…

  • The Future of the American Presidency
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    The Future of the American Presidency

    A discussion was held on the future of the presidency. Panel members were asked to consider five questions: has to presidency become too powerful, would the founders approve of today’s presidency, does the…

  • Future of the American Presidency
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    Future of the American Presidency

    The panel talked about the governing methods of previous presidential administrations and postulated on the potential methods of President Obama. William Howell talked about the balance of power,…

  • emThe Cult of the Presidencyem
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    The Cult of the Presidency

    Gene Healy talked about his book, The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power (Cato Institute; April 25, 2008). In the book, he wrote about similar excesses…

  • Examining the Presidency Constitutional Issues
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    Examining the Presidency: Constitutional Issues

    A panel discussion was held on the historical foundations the American presidency and restoring a constitutional presidency. After the presentations the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Nancy Kassop…