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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… read more

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 moderated.

Gary Donato talked about his paper “Lessons from the Continental Congress” about the presiding officers of the Continental Congress. David Adler talked about his paper “A Constitutional Presidency.” He discussed the nature of the presidency and the constitutional limits such as the traditional definition of commander-in-chief. Mr. Adler disagreed with how the Bush administration has interpreted the Constitution. Gene Healy talked about his book The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power (Cato Institute (April 25, 2008). He talked about why Americans glorify the presidency and the benefits that would be provided by a smaller, more limited presidency.

This was a panel from the Massachusetts School of Law Conference Series “Chasing Success or Courting Failure: An In-Depth Look at the Attributes an American President Must Possess for Success.” close

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Program ID:
205070-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Andover, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Aug 21, 2008 | 5:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 23, 2008 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Aug 21, 2008 | 5:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 2008 | 11:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 22, 2008 | 11:16am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 23, 2008 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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