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Ep. 8. The Imperial Presidency? Placing Trump’s Emergency Declaration in Context

Donald Trump just declared a national emergency. Was this the justified action of a commander-in-chief? Or was this a power grab by an increasingly autocratic president? In this episode of Keeping The Republic Alex Langer and Bryan Baker explore executive power and separation of powers through historical cases such as Worcester v. Georgia and FDR’s court-packing scheme. We frame this discussion with writings from Madison and Hamilton in the Federalist #51 and #70. Thanks for tuning in!

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The following Creative Commons music is featured in this episode:
“Intro” by Nangdo
“Basse” by Monplaisir
“Blind” by Meydn
“Action” by Monplaisir
“Lupe” by Monplaisir
“Please Wake Up” by Meydn

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