Has the President Usurped The Constitutional Power of Congress?

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With one major political convention down, another begins next week. In between, Colorado Matters presents a special debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., a debate series featured on NPR.

The question: Has the office of the president usurped the constitutional power of Congress? With executive orders and administrative regulations, it may seem the president, and not Congress, wields the most power. Four political minds weigh in, discussing the question in depth.

The president has usurped the constitutional power of Congress

Michael McConnell, director, Constitutional Law Center and professor
Stanford Law School; Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy
director, Judicial Crisis Network

Adam Cox, professor, New York University School of Law; Eric
Posner, professor, University of Chicago Law School