This Presidents Day we look at what many constitutional scholars and former government officials see as the expanding role of the Executive Branch since 9/11, and whether Congress is fulfilling its constitutional role of legislative oversight.


  • Bruce Fein Former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group
  • Lou Fisher A specialist in constitutional law with the Law Library of the Library of Congress. He's also author of several books on presidential power, including "Presidential War Power" (2004) and "Military Tribunals and Presidential Power" (2006)
  • Douglas W. Kmiec Professor of constitutional law and Caruso family chair in constitutional law at Pepperdine University

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