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  • Hearing Focuses on Role of Special Counsels
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    Special Counsels and Separation of Powers

    Law experts and professors testified at a hearing on the role of special counsels and separation of powers. Many of the questions from committee members centered around Robert Mueller, the…

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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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  • Judge William Pryor Leads Panel Discussion on Separation of Powers
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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Day 1, Panel 2

    Judge William Pryor, who was on President-elect Trump’s list as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moderated a discussion on the importance Justice Antonin Scalia placed on the Federalist Papers' views of the…

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  • Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight Part 2
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    Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight, Part 2

    Law professors and former House and Senate staffers discussed congressional oversight powers of the executive branch. Panelists talked about overcoming the tension between the two branches of the government, particularly when…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight
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    Separation of Powers and Congressional Oversight, Part 1

    Ahead of the 2016 presidential elections, law professors, former Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), and former House and Senate staffers talked about congressional oversight powers of the executive branch. The panelists provided historical…

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  • Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention Senator Sasse
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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Senator Sasse

    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) talked about his views on the U.S. Constitution and how they relate to the scope and size of government. Topics included the importance of civic education and of the First Amendment.…

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  • Weekly Republican Address
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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Keith Rothfus (R-PA) delivered the weekly Republican address on Constitution Day. He talked about House Republicans' commitment to a government that works for its people and restoring…

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    United States v. Texas Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Texas, docket number 15-674, a case concerning President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. In November 2014 President Obama…

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  • President Obama Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration Executive Actions
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    President Obama Remarks on Immigration Executive Actions Ruling

    President Obama spoke to reporters about and answered their questions on the Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling in U.S. v. Texas, which upheld a lower court’s injunction against the Obama administration’s…

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  • Washington Journal Lawrence Hurley on Supreme Court Rulings
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    Supreme Court Rulings on Immigration and Affirmative Action

    Lawrence Hurley talked about the Supreme Court’s decisions released the previous day, including a ruling on President Obama’s executive action on immigration and one in favor of the…

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  • Vice President Joe Biden Delivers Remarks at the American Constitution Societys 2016 Convention
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    Vice President Biden Remarks at American Constitution Society

    Vice President Joe Biden criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his comments against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel who was overseeing lawsuits against Trump University. He said the…

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  • Senator Mike Lee on Congressional and Executive Power
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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 reclaim…

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  • Discussion on Executive Power and Conservatism
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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
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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 Leader…

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  • Hearing on President Obamas Executive Actions on Gun Control
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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 president’s…

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  • Paul Singer on President Obamas Executive Action on Gun Control
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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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  • Discussion on Congress and the Executive Branch
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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 include the contention that the…

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  • Senate Debate on the Johnson Amendment
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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 Senate, which has a 67 vote…

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  • Washington Journal Gregory Korte on President Obamas Use of Executive Action
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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 April…

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  • Hearing on President Obamas Executive Action on Immigration
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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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