Congress, the President, and the Constitution – 6907

Spring 2021

David Schultz ’98

Congress and the President are constitutional collaborators and rivals in governance. This seminar examines the scope of their respective powers under Articles I and II of the Constitution, concentrating on the various clauses that define the powers of each branch and how they differ, occasionally overlap, and check one another. Topics include the scope of congressional commerce, appropriations, delegation, investigatory power and the powers of the president as the chief executive. Commander-in-chief, and to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed.