The Spirit of the Laws and the 2020 Election
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Philip Bobbitt, Samuel J. Rascoff, Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Wed, May 20th, 2020 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)

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As the 2020 Election fast approaches, constitutional scholars examine the current relationship between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches and how the balance of powers impacts timely issues, including national security, foreign and domestic policy, and presidential power.

Philip Bobbitt, a leading constitutional scholar, is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School. Samuel J. Rascoff, a professor of law at NYU School of Law, is an expert on national security law. Akhil Reed Amar (moderator) is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and a trustee of the New-York Historical Society.


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