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B10. The Scope and Limits of Presidential Power (Ross)(Wednesday)

  • 10/24/2018
  • 12/12/2018
  • 5 sessions
  • 10/24/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 10/31/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 11/07/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • 12/05/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • 12/12/2018, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • Kennedy bldg Rm. 119, Assumption College
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This course will explore the scope of the federal executive power under Article II of the Constitution. Topics will include inherent versus express power of the president; the expansion of presidential power by Congress; the appointment and removal power including removal of independent counsel; executive privilege; presidential immunity to criminal and civil suits; the pardon power; powers related to foreign policy, national security, and war (including the war on terrorism); the use of executive orders; and impeachment and removal from office.    

GROUP LEADERJohn S. Ross, III holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law and served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University. He has taught a number of courses in the WISE program on constitutional law topics and the Supreme Court.

REQUIRED BOOK:  The Limits of Presidential Power: A Citizen’s Guide to the Law, by Lisa Manheim and Kathryn Watts (2018). ISBN# 978-0999698815

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