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ENGAGE: President Trump and Executive Power
March 9, 2017 @ 6:30 PM—8:00 PM UTC+0$7 – $20
In the first months of the new administration, multiple questions have arisen about President Donald Trump’s approach to executive power. Join us for a discussion that will focus on the White House’s policy on immigration. We will discuss the law and policy of the executive order suspending immigration from seven majority Muslim nations under the Immigration and Naturalization Act and the US Constitution.
Does the president have the authority to build a wall along the US-Mexico border and tax Mexican imports or currency transfers to pay for it? What can the president do in the absence of legislative action and when and where does the judiciary step in? Has President Trump gone too far or simply not framed the orders correctly? Daniel Farber, Peter Schuck, and John Yoo, three of the nation’s leading legal scholars, respond to these questions and more, illuminating the limits of the executive power.
As part of our “Engage” series, this event features a post-discussion Q&A, when you will have the chance to participate directly with the speaker and gain incredible insights that you won’t get anywhere else.
Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
Visiting Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
Jeffrey L. Bleich
CEO, Dentons and Vice-Chair, Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board