The Once and Future KingIn his new book, The Once and Future King, F. H. Buckley argues that the presidency is not just equivalent to what he calls “crown government”, but that the powers vested in the presidency are greater than even that of an unelected monarch. Contrary to a traditional interpretation of separation of powers, Buckley argues that the Founders envisioned a system where the legislative branch would dominate the executive, something he argues has been lost since the founding. This event took place on May 20, 2014.


  • F.H. Buckley, Foundation Professor, George Mason University School of Law
  • Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
Washington, D.C.

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