John Dean's direct knowledge of the application (and misapplication) of presidential powers and Jim Robenalt's encyclopedic knowledge of the presidency and the courts combine to offer you thoughtful and practical insight into what is happening in the halls of power, what might lie ahead and, more importantly, how the practicing bar can respond.
Stimulate your civic consciousness and invigorate your passion as a champion of the rule of law
The fascinating discussion will reveal the unchecked presidential powers that are plastered on the walls of American history:
- Prior to Watergate - FDR's Sumner Welles Situation; Truman's Steel Seizure; Eisenhower's U-2 Incident; JFK's Lady Friends; and LBJ's Bobby Baker Investigation.
- Even with its lessons, Watergate did not stem the tide - Goldwater vs. Carter; Reagan's Iran-Contra; Clinton's Impeachment and Pardon Powers; Bush/Cheney & Iraq; and Obama's Imperial Presidency.
The future may be uncertain, but rest assured that the constitutional restriction on the office will be tested again!