Wartime Presidents and the Constitution: From Lincoln to Obama

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.


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