The Founders’ Intent, Constitutional Provisions, and Limits on Spending Power and Delegation

July 20, 2009

Louis Michael Seidman, John C. Eastman, Wayne A. Abernathy

The questions we will look at today is, is that appropriate? Is that constitutional? Does the need justify the law? And is the need so great that those kinds of actions are necessary? In each case they were enacted, that was the argument: the need was so great that flexibility has to govern the allocation and use of those funds. But are there constitutional lines that we should not cross? We are very privileged to have two distinguished scholars of the Constitution with us here today...

The Foundersí Intent, Constitutional Provisions, and Limits on Spending Power and Delegation