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Saturday, June 20 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The Forms and Limits of Presidential Power

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The United States Constitution vests “[t]he executive Power” in the President. What does this mean? What does it authorize the President to do? Can a President unilaterally take the country to war? Choose not to enforce laws? Bail out the automobile industry? These are all actions taken by the last two presidents—of both political parties—so these questions are of considerable current concern. Understanding the scope of the executive power is vital to understanding the entire structure of the Constitution.

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Gary Lawson

Philip S. Beck Professor of Law, Boston University
Gary Lawson is the Philip S. Beck Professor of Law at Boston University. Professor Lawson twice clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, first at the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and then at the United States Supreme Court. He has authored five editions of a textbook... Read More →

Saturday June 20, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Ballroom C/D Crowne Plaza Nashua

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