October 4 Friday

Checks, Balances and the Trump Administration

  • Friday, October 4, 2019 at 4:20PM - 5:00PM
  • SLB Room 127
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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The current Administration has been criticized for using executive orders and administrative actions to dismantle regulatory regimes without apparent regard for existing law or established fact, and doing so in ways that dodge the checks and balances of congressional and judicial oversight. This panel will assess how constitutional structures and historic practices intended to promote Executive Branch accountability are performing in an era of expansive executive power, fake news, and the Trump management style. It will explore the role of the courts, Congress, and the press in promoting Executive Branch accountability—how they are performing, where reform is needed, and what it will take to achieve meaningful progress.

Moderator: Ian Bassian (Protect Democracy)

Panelists:  Rebecca Bratspies (CUNY School of Law); Norman Orenstein (American Enterprise Institute); John Podesta (Center For American Progress)


Sponsoring Organization(s)

MFIA,Abrams, ISP