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This panel will address the role of Executive branch officials in making high-level policy decisions, and their relationship to Congress. This is particularly relevant in the context of two recent debates: can the President ignore congressional attempts to strip funding from high-level officials who are not confirmed by the Senate? Is the Obama administration’s use of “czars” constitutional? Moreover, what is the power of the Executive branch to start a war without any authorization from Congress? The Federalist Society's Student Division presented this panel at the 2012 Annual Student Symposium on March 3, 2012.
Panel 3: Perspectives on Executive Power: Czars, Libya, and Recent Developments
11:00 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
- Prof. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Stanford Law School
- Prof. John Harrison, University of Virginia Law School
- Prof. Sandy Levinson, University of Texas Law School
- Prof. John Yoo, Berkeley Law School
- Moderator: Hon. Thomas Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- Introduction: Mr. Ilan Wurman, Co-Chair, 2012 Annual Student Symposium
Stanford Law School