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Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

The Roles of Congress, the President, and the Courts

November 6 — 7, 1987

On November 6-7th, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium in Washington, D.C., titled "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts."

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1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Opening Address by Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Constitution • Foreign Policy • International Law & Trade • Security & Privacy • Separation of Powers • Federalism & Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". The symposium commenced with an address by Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinksi, former National Security Advisor to President Carter.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic and International Studies

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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1:45 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Panel I: The President's Powers as Commander-in-Chief vs. Congress's War Power and Appropriations Power [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Constitution • Founding Era & History • International Law & Trade • Security & Privacy • Separation of Powers • Federalism & Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". The first panel of the symposium discussed "The President's Powers as Commander-in-Chief vs. Congress' War Power and Appropriations Power".

Featuring:

  • Rep. Charles Bennett, U.S. Representative, Florida
  • Prof. Geoffrey P. Miller, University of Chicago Law School
  • William Bradford Reynolds, Department of Justice
  • Prof. William Van Alstyne, Duke University School of Law
  • Moderator: A.B. Culvahouse, Counsel to the President

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Address by Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Constitution • International Law & Trade • Security & Privacy • Separation of Powers • Federalism & Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". On the first day of the symposium, Caspar Weinberger, the Secretary of Defense, gave an address regarding the War Powers Act.

Featuring:

  • Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of Defense
  • David McIntosh, Domestic Policy Council
  • Introduction: Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic & International Studies

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Panel II: The First Amendment and National Security [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Constitution • First Amendment • International Law & Trade • Security & Privacy • International & National Security Law • Free Speech & Election Law
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". The second panel explored the relationship between "The First Amendment and National Security".

Featuring:

  • Floyd Abrams, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel
  • Prof. Henry Holzer, Brooklyn Law School
  • Don Oberdorfer, The Washington Post
  • Richard Willard, Department of Justice
  • Moderator: Dr. Suzanne Garment, American Enterprise Institute

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Banquet

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Panel III: The Treaty Power [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Constitution • International Law & Trade • International & National Security Law
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". The second day of the symposium began with a panel on "The Treaty Power".

Featuring:

  • Abraham Sofaer, Department of State
  • Prof. Harold Koh, Yale Law School
  • Prof. John Nowak, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Justice Grover Rees III, Chief Justice of the High Court of American Samoa
  • Moderator: Judge Laurence Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

 

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11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Luncheon and Address by John Norton Moore [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Article I Initiative • Foreign Policy • International Law & Trade • Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law • Constitution • Founding Era & History
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". This address by Prof. John Norton Moore focused on issues he believed existed with heightened congressional activism in foreign policy, as well as his own proposed solutions.

Featuring:

  • Prof. John Norton Moore, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Introduction: Lee S. Liberman, The Federalist Society

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon and Address by William H. Webster [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Foreign Policy • International Law & Trade • Security & Privacy • International & National Security Law
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". On the second day of the symposium, William H. Webster, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, offered a luncheon address.

Featuring:

  • Hon. William H. Webster, Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Opening Remarks: David M. McIntosh, Domestic Policy Council
  • Introduction: C. Boyden Gray, Counselor to the Vice President

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

 

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1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Panel IV: What the Constitution Means by Executive Power [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Foreign Policy • International Law & Trade • Separation of Powers • Federalism & Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law • Founding Era & History • Philosophy • Politics • Constitution
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". This panel discussed "What The Constitution Means by Executive Power".

Featuring:

  • Charles J. Cooper, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Hon. Orrin Hatch, United States Senator, Utah
  • Prof. Eugene V. Rostow, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Michael Tigar, University of Texas School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Ralph K. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Panel V: The Virtues and Vices of Democracy in Conducting Foreign Affairs [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Constitution • First Amendment • Foreign Policy • International Law & Trade • International & National Security Law
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". This panel was titled "The Virtues and Vices of Democracy in Conducting Foreign Policy".

Featuring:

  • Irving Kristol, The Public Interest
  • Prof. Gordon Tullock, University of Arizona College of Business and Public Administration
  • Godfrey Hodgson, Author
  • Moderator: Charles Krauthammer, The New Republic

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closing Address by Hon. Edwin Meese III

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Topics: Constitution • Federalist Society • Foreign Policy • Founding Era & History • International Law & Trade • Separation of Powers • Federalism & Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on "Foreign Affairs and The Constitution: The Roles of Congress, The President, and The Courts". Attorney General Edwin Meese III wrapped up the conference with a closing address on the Constitution, foreign policy, and original intent.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Edwin Meese III, Attorney General of the United States
  • Introduction: Michael A. Carvin, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closing Reception

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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