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Presidential power and war topic of lecture at Wake Forest


April 20, 2007

Wake Forest University will host “At War with the Constitution,” a lecture by Louis Fisher, special assistant to the law librarian in the Library of Congress and a specialist in constitutional law, at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will focus on issues of presidential power at times of war and the role the U.S. Congress has in challenging executive power.   

Fisher began working in the Congressional Research Service in the Library of Congress in 1970 and served as senior specialist in separation of powers from 1988 until he joined the Law Library in March 2006. 

He has authored more than a dozen books, including “At War with the Constitution,” “Military Tribunals and Presidential Power: American Revolution and the War on Terrorism” and “Constitutional Conflicts Between Congress and the President.”

The lecture is sponsored by the political science department and is part of the C.H. Richards Lecture Series. 

For more information, call (336)-758-5449.

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