Separation of Powers

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The Role of Congress in International Crises
A panel discussion on the role of the legislative branch when dealing with an international crisis, including congressional authorization for taking military action.
June 22, 2014 : 1 hr. 33 min.

Corporate Money's Influence in Washington
New York Times correspondent Michael Schmidt talked about his New York Times story examining corporations and their influence in Washington.
March 13, 2014 : 38 min. 10 sec.

Executive Power and Recess Appointments
Law professors debated the constitutionality of a president's power to make appointments when the Senate is in recess.
January 10, 2014 : 1 hr. 28 min.

Presidential Powers and the Constitution
Legal scholars testified on the constitutionality of some of President Obama’s uses of executive branch powers.
December 3, 2013 : 3 hr. 1 min.

Role of Courts in Democracy
A panel of legal scholars examined the proper role of courts in upholding a constitutional democracy.
May 1, 2012 : 1 hr. 42 min.

Congress and the Supreme Court
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy hosted a panel on the U.S. Supreme Court and its interpretation of congressional statutes and legislative intent.
June 19, 2010 : 1 hr. 38 min.

President Obama’s Health Care Address
During a joint session of Congress held at the United States Capitol, President Barack Obama outlines parts of his health insurance reform plan.
September 9, 2009 : 5 min.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Retires
President Obama announces the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter and discusses the process for selecting a Justice to replace him.
May 1, 2009 : 6 min.

House Debate on Legislation to Tax Bonuses on TARP Recipients
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) debate legislation that taxes bonuses paid to employees of AIG and other companies that receive government bailout funds
March 19, 2009 : 5 min.

Lincoln and the 13th Amendment
Historians Edna Greene Medford and Frank Williams discuss President Abraham Lincoln's role in promoting the creation of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
February 1, 2009 : 6 min.
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