Presidential Power

Presidential Power

Critics charge that this administration has extended its power beyond Congressional oversight and judicial review. We talk about the limits of Presidential authority and ongoing concerns regarding domestic surveillance.

Critics charge that this administration has extended its power beyond Congressional oversight and judicial review. We talk about the limits of Presidential authority and ongoing concerns regarding domestic surveillance.

Guests

Bruce Fein

former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group

Lee Casey

lawyer in private practice and former staff director of the Federal Legal Counsel in the Justice Department during the Reagan and first Bush administrations

David Cole

professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and author of "The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable". Previous books include "Less Safe, Less Free," and "Terrorism and the Constitution."

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