Holding Our Presidents Accountable

White House
Monday, April 15, 2024 14:00 - Monday, April 15, 2024 15:00

The executive branch has grown more powerful, and in recent years the nation has been forced to grapple again with the question of how and when we hold our presidents accountable.

Former President Donald Trump has been charged in four separate criminal cases, two of them in federal court, including an election interference case related to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump’s lawyers have denied any wrongdoing and have argued that the former president cannot be prosecuted. President Joe Biden has also faced some legal challenges, including for mishandling classified documents. In this event, a panel of experts will help us make sense of the various cases and examine the broader issue of executive power.

Speakers include Tim Heaphy ’91, partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and Professor Saikrishna Prakash. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 will moderate.

Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
UVA Miller Center/Online
Karsh Center for Law and Democracy
UVA Miller Center of Public Affairs