Constitutional Powers of the Presidency (LAW-795PY-001)
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This course analyzes the constitutional scope of presidential authority, particularly when it conflicts with prerogatives of the legislative and judicial branches. Topics include war powers; military tribunals, detentions, and torture; intelligence gathering and surveillance; control of foreign policy; impeachment; presidential appointments, removals, and control of "independent" federal agencies; executive privilege and immunities; checks and balances and separation of powers theory.
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First Class Readings
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