Featuring the author David E. Bernstein, Author, Lawless, and Professor, George Mason University School of Law; with comments by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; and Simon Lazarus, Senior Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center; moderated by Roger Pilon, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Cato Institute.
Lawless, George Mason University law professor David Bernstein takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the Obama administration’s bureaucratic overreaching; dubious assertion of executive authority over both foreign and domestic policy; unilateral changes, modifications, and delays to existing law; and implausible interpretations of constitutional law. Obama’s defenders, however, claim that he has actually been restrained compared to his predecessors and that claims of rampant illegality amount to not much more than partisan sniping. Who’s right? To help us untangle the legal web, the author of this provocative new book will be joined by Ilya Shapiro and Simon Lazarus.