The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America

Federalist Society Book Event
Start : Tuesday, May 20, 2014
End : Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
Colonial Room
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Featured Speakers:
Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz
F.H. Buckley


In his new book, The Once and Future King, F. H. Buckley argues that the presidency is not just equivalent to what he calls “crown government”, but that the powers vested in the presidency are greater than even that of an unelected monarch. Contrary to a traditional interpretation of separation of powers, Buckley argues that the Founders envisioned a system where the legislative branch would dominate the executive, something he argues has been lost since the founding.


  • F.H. Buckley, Foundation Professor, George Mason University School of Law
  • Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Registration details:

Onsite registration will be available. 

Remarks to be followed by drinks and hors d’oeuvres