As the October 17, 2013 debt ceiling deadline approaches, our panel of experts will discuss the legal issues surrounding the decision to raise or not raise the debt ceiling, and the potential consequences. Reports indicate that current discussions between Congressional leaders and the White House aim toward a short-term extension of the debt ceiling, meaning the legal issues we will be discussing might well arise yet again in the near future. Senator Mike Lee will also discuss and take questions about his new book, The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary to Restore Constitutional Government.
- Hon. Michael S. Lee, United States Senator
- Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
- Mr. David B. Rivkin, Jr., Baker & Hostetler LLP