"Growth in Executive Power after 9/11: Continuity and Change" with Louis Fisher of the Constitution Project, James Pfiffner of George Mason University, and Charlie Savage of the New York Times
On February 23rd Louis Fisher, James Pfiffner, and Charlie Savage discussed the expansion of executive power after the September 11th 2001 attacks at an event moderated by US Foreign Policy Director Shoon Murray. They also compared the records of George W. Bush and Barack Obama and noted the similarities and differences in executive power claimed by each president.
Louis Fisher is author of Military Tribunals and Presidential Power: American Revolution to the War on Terrorism and The Constitution and 9/11: Recurring Threats to America's Freedom. James Pfiffner is author of Power Play: The Bush Presidency and the Constitution and Torture as Public Policy. Charlie Savage is Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, author of Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency & the Subversion of American Democracy, and Pulitzer Prize winner for his reporting on presidential signing statements.
Click here to listen to an audio recording of the event.