March 16, 2021 - March 23, 2021

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Eastern Time

After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency


Join ACS for a two-part conversation drawing from Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith's book After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency on what reforms are necessary to address the excesses of executive authority and absence of accountability that the Trump presidency exposed. The first session on March 16th will focus on the office of the presidency and what reforms are needed to protect it from a rogue president -- how to prevent foreign influence in our elections, financial entanglements, and ensure that statutes like the Insurrection Act and National Emergencies Act aren't misused. The second session on March 23rd will focus on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and how to ensure that the Department can pursue the impartial administration of justice. Discussion will focus on how to investigate a president (or president-elect) who threatens our national security, DOJ independence, and reforms to how the DOJ and White House interact, including the respective roles of the Office of Legal Counsel and White House Counsel.

Join us on March 16th at 3:00pm ET for our discussion on reforms to the presidency featuring:

Bob Bauer, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU Law; former White House Counsel to President Obama

Jack Goldsmith, Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice

Jeh Johnson, Partner at Paul Weiss LLP; former Secretary of Homeland Security

Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU's National Security Project

Kim Atkins, Senior News Correspondent for WBUR, Moderator

This event has been approved for 1 hour of CLE credit. Please find reading materials here, as well as Record of Attendance, Certificate of Attendance, and Evaluation Form.

Join us on March 23rd at 3:00pm ET for our discussion on reforms to the Department of Justice featuring:

Bob Bauer, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU Law; former White House Counsel to President Obama

Jack Goldsmith, Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice

Asha Rangappa, Director of Admissions and Senior Lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Jeannie S. Rhee, Partner at Paul Weiss LLP

Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law at George Washington University Law School, Moderator

This event has been approved for 1 hour of CLE credit. Please find reading materials here, as well as Record of Attendance, Certificate of Attendance, and Evaluation Form.

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