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The Susman Conversation on the Constitution and the Courts: Executive Power and the Constitution

July 18, 2014

Underwritten by Ellen Susman in honor of her husband, Steve Susman

During the 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama expressed the intention to address social issues using all the tools of his office, including executive orders, if needed. What are the powers of the President to effect policy change through executive action? What role do the judiciary and Congress play in relationship to an assertive executive branch? The conversation, moderated by CNN Senior Legal Analyst and New Yorker Staff Writer Jeffrey Toobin, features Charles Ogletree Jr., Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko professor of law, and Miguel Estrada, partner at Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher.