Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
The Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference will examine the changing and often convoluted relationship between the legislative and the executive branches in the United States government. The Conference began with an opening address by Senator Mike Lee and concluded with a closing address by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.
This panel of the 2017 Executive Branch Review Conference was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2017.
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Breakout Session: The Unitary Executive through Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Mr. Neil Eggleston, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
- Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Of Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton
- Moderator: Mr. Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
Mayflower Hotel Short video featuring Doug Bandow
Doug Bandow June 02, 2017
What kind of war power does the Constitution grant the President? Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, outlines the framework that the American founders placed around the limits of the Executive branch to exercise the power to declare war. Boston Lawyers Chapter
, Jennifer C. Braceras
, Martha Coakley
, Nancy Gertner
, Michael Greco
, Nathaniel M. Gorton
, Jeff Jacoby
, Daniel J. Kelly
, George A. O'Toole Jr.
, Dean A. Reuter
, Carol Rose
, F. Dennis Saylor IV
, Douglas P. Woodlock
, Rya W. Zobel October 21, 2016
Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s classic depiction of the abuse of power, political assassination and intrigue – a plot that would rival any episode of House of Cards or Scandal. The play offers a valuable and timeless springboard for a discussion of the use of executive power in 21st century America – and its future under a Clinton or Trump presidency.
The Shakespeare & the Law series features a staged reading of the abridged play performed by prominent judges, attorneys, journalists, political strategists and scholars, followed by a panel discussion that explores the implications of the work in the era of Obama, Clinton and Trump. Presented in partnership with the Federalist Society, McCarter & English LLP, and Foley Hoag LLP.
This event took place at the Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center of the Arts in Boston, MA on September 28, 2016.
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
- David J. Barron, United States Circuit Judge for the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals
- Jennifer C. Braceras, Attorney and Editor of NewBostonPost
- Martha Coakley, Former Attorney General of Massachusetts
- Nancy Gertner, Retired Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- Michael S. Greco, Partner at K&L Gates and past present of the American Bar Association
- Nathaniel M. Gorton, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Jeff Jacoby, Op-Ed Columnist for The Boston Globe
- Daniel J. Kelly, Chairman of the Boston Lawyers Division of the Federalist Society and a partner at McCarter & English
- George A. O’Toole, Jr., United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Dean Reuter, Vice President & Director of the Practice Groups of the Federalist Society
- Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts
- F. Dennis Saylor IV, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Douglas P. Woodlock, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Rya W. Zobel, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts
All eyes are on the United States Supreme Court as it prepares to hear oral argument in U.S. v. Texas, which will examine the President's executive actions on immigration. In addition to complex questions about standing and administrative law, the Court has, on its own initiative, added a Take Care Clause question to the argument. Our experts previewed the oral arguments, the major points to be made by both sides, and the stakes.
Short video featuring Josh Blackman
- Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University School of Law
- Prof. Kevin R. Johnson, Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Davis, School of Law
Josh Blackman January 19, 2016
Professor Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law/Houston explains President Obama’s executive actions concerning gun control.