Letters and Politics

The History and Constitutionality of The Veto. Then, Lessons from a Dark Time

A conversation on the history and constitutionality of the veto. And Donald Trump using a national emergency declaration in order to achieve a policy outcome of what it may mean for the future.

Guest: Michael J. Gerhardt is the scholar-in-residence at the National Constitution Center.  He is also the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill. And a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is author of such books as The Power of Precedent (2008); The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy (2013)Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know (2018) among others.


A conversation with Adam Hochschild about his book Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays.



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