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The Discretionary President: The Necessity & Dangers of Executive Authority | BRI Scholar Talks

What are the promises and perils of discretionary presidential authority? In this episode of Scholar Talks, Tony Williams, Senior Teaching Fellow, is joined by Dr. Benjamin Kleinerman, R.W. Morrison Professor of Political Science at Baylor University, to explore how presidents have exercised and viewed discretionary executive authority throughout American history. How did Alexander Hamilton and James Madison disagree regarding its constitutionality, and how do we continue to grapple with the necessity and dangers of it to face crises today?

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