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C10. The Scope and Limits of Presidential Power (REPEAT) (Ross)

  • 02/06/2019
  • 03/06/2019
  • 5 sessions
  • 02/06/2019, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • 02/13/2019, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • 02/20/2019, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • 02/27/2019, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • 03/06/2019, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • AC - Kennedy Building Rm. 119
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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 powers 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 LEADER:  John S. Ross, III holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law and served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University.  He has taught a number of courses in the WISE Program on constitutional law topics.

REQUIRED BOOK:  The Limits of Presidential Power: A Citizen’s Guide to the Law, by Manheim and Watts (2018).  ISBN 978-0-9996988< /p>D BOOKS

Note: WISE members who were on the waitlist for the Fall offering of this course are preregistered for this class. 


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