Podcast Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2017
Duration: 52 minutes
Panelists will examine how the U.S. Constitution establishes the three co-equal branches of the federal government: the judiciary, the legislative, and the executive. The conversation will explore why our Founders created a government of limited powers and how each branch acts independently as a check on the power of the other branches. Our panelists will then discuss how President Trump seeks to use executive orders and a Republican-controlled congress to pursue his political agenda; and how an independent judiciary can be used to ensure that any changes comply with the U.S. Constitution.
- Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean & Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
- Martin Flaherty, Professor of Law, Fordham University Law School