Wartime Presidents and the Constitution: From Lincoln to Obama


By Mark Furman

Event Details

Date: February 5, 2009

Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: 175 Knight Law Center (1515 Agate St) University of Oregon

Link: http://www.waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu/

Adult Price: Free and open to the public

Organization: The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics

Event Description

Public address by Sanford Levinson, professor of law and government, University of Texas at Austin and Daniel Tichenor, Wayne Morse Center senior faculty fellow. Join these two scholars of the constitution and the American presidency in a conversation
about presidential power, civil liberties and the Constitution.
Political Scientist Dan Tichenor will present an historical overview of
how presidents wield power during wartimes, focusing on Abraham
Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Acclaimed constitutional law scholar Sandy Levinson will bring the story to the present by analyzing the rise of the "surveillance state" under George W. Bush and the possibility of "constitutional dictatorship" in the presidency. Both presenters will speak to the choices facing
President Barack Obama.

For more info call (541) 346-3700.

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