Show Notes: The President’s Expanding Powers

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Saikrishna Prakash
S2 E10: The President’s Expanding Powers

University of Virginia School of Law professor Saikrishna Prakash discusses his new book on how the presidency’s authority has grown and how Congress might check the executive.

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Show Notes: The President’s Expanding Powers

Saikrishna B. Prakash

Saikrishna Prakash’s scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly executive powers. He teaches Constitutional Law, Foreign Relations Law and Presidential Powers at the University of Virginia School of Law
Prakash is the author of “The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument Against Its Ever-Expanding Powers” and “Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive.” He has authored over 75 law review articles and numerous op-eds in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He has testified before Congress on matters of executive power and the separation of powers. He is currently a Miller Center Senior Fellow. In 2015, he received the Roger Traynor award for faculty scholarship. In the same year, he received an honorable mention from the American Society of Legal Writers for his book “Imperial from the Beginning.” 
A graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, he subsequently clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court. He previously taught as an associate professor at Boston University School of Law and the University of San Diego School of Law. 

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