September 25, 2020

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm, Eastern Time

Constitutional Powers of the Presidency: Laws and Shattered Norms

The systems of separation of power divides the tasks of the state into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. These tasks are assigned to different institutions in such a way that each of them can check the others. As a result, no one institution can become so powerful in a democracy to destroy this system.

However, the Trump Administration has demonstrated that without robust norms to temper constitutional hardball, separation of powers/checks and balances is largely ineffective. The norms have eroded and are no longer an adequate check. Therefore, we need to rethink the separation of powers.

Join us for a conversation on how to best move forward!


Carlos Gonzalez, Rutgers Law Professor

Stacy Hawkins, Rutgers Law Professor

Elie Honig, CNN Legal Contributor and Rutgers University Scholar