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… read more

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 context and discussed overcoming the tension between the two branches of the government, in particular pertaining to accessing information. The September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' 2009-10 “Fast and Furious” gun smuggling sting operation were two of the examples they cited to discuss the relationship and role of the executive and legislative branch.

“Recent Developments in the Law on Congressional Access to Information” was the first panel of The Constitution Project event “A Right to ‘"Know’ or a Right to 'No'? Examining the Congressional-Executive Branch Struggle Over Access to Information” held at The Pew Charitable Trusts. close

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Program ID:
417428-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 25, 2016 | 9:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 29, 2016 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 25, 2016 | 9:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 26, 2016 | 12:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 2016 | 3:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 07, 2016 | 4:14pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 09, 2016 | 12:26pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 22, 2016 | 1:27pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 29, 2016 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
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