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.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609