Politics & Social Issues

Class: Joel Paul - The Constitution and the Imperial Presidency 

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:30pm
photo of Joel Richard Paul. law professor, Constitution, author

Five Thursdays: January 16 - February 13 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm • $260 (Materials included)

There’s probably no topic that is more on the minds of Americans than this one: what is the scope and limit of the power residing in the presidency? Joel Richard Paul is a Professor of Constitutional Law at UC Hastings, and he is the right person to guide us through this often harrowing topic. Professor Paul was one of the teachers in our class on the U.S. Constitution in 2017 as well as our class earlier this year, A Closer Look at the First Amendment. He is also the author of two provocative works of history: Unlikely Allies and Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times.

What are the topics? They’re practically pulled from the headlines:
• The election of the president
• The president’s powers in foreign affairs & war
• The president’s powers as chief executive
• The president’s privileges and immunities
• The removal of the president

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