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In this episode, J. Kennerly Davis, Jr., former Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, discusses the historical origin of the Defense Production Act, the powers the Act gives to the president, and recent presidents' invocation of the Act in pursuit of public policy objectives.


  • J. Kennerly Davis, Jr., Former Senior Attorney, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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