Checking the President
- American Democracy
- U.S. Foreign Policy
- Law & Courts
The Founding Fathers made sure to put checks in place that would prevent a president from becoming a king. But Professor Larry Jacobs explains that when it comes to foreign policy, the president goes largely unchecked. Next, Professor Frances Lee outlines the ways Congress has rebuked presidential power, even under the current administration. And finally, Professor Keith Whittington takes us to the courts, which have been skeptical of many of President Trump’s executive orders.
Read Jacobs’ book, Who Governs? Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation
Find Lee’s book, Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign