Gene Healy from the Cato Institute and Simon Lazarus from the Constitutional Accountability Center debate recent allegations that President Barack Obama has overstepped his constitutional powers as President, in a podcast hosted by the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.
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On April 4, 1841, newly inaugurated President William Henry Harrison died just 30 days after taking the office. What happened next was a constitutional crisis that ended with a bold move taken by a President generally considered one of the worst in history.
Has President Obama exceeded his constitutional power as president? Or have the president’s actions mirrored those of other past leaders? Here’s a look at the book that started the Imperial Presidency debate, back in 1973, and some ideas from its author.
This week, the House of Representatives approved a bill to fast track civil lawsuits filed by Congress against President Barack Obama for allegedly abusing his powers. The bill does raise some interesting constitutional questions, but it also faces steep challenges.
It was 225 years ago today that the federal government started to operate under the terms of the U.S. Constitution, as the Confederation Congress ceded power. However, there was a major problem with the first session of the new Congress: not enough members showed up.