Originalism Center Lecture: Sai Prakash

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

Location

Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

“Martial Law, Dictators, and Congress”

This paper (i) introduces the theory that the Constitution authorizes Congress to enact measures necessary to thwart invasions and rebellions, including the creation of a dictatorship and the suspension of some civil liberties; (ii) discusses founding era practices that suggest the legislature’s dominant and authorizing role during invasions and rebellions; (iii) considers congressional power in invasions, rebellions, and other crises as well as early federal emergency statutes; and (iv) considers separation of powers, continuity in government, and individual rights.

Speaker:

Sai Prakash
David Lurton Massee, Jr., Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law

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