Firing Line Debate: "The True Extent of Executive Power"
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Saikrishna Prakash’s scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly executive powers. He teaches Constitutional Law, Foreign Relations Law and Presidential Powers at the University of Virginia Law School. Prakash’s most recent book, "The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument Against Its Ever-Expanding Powers," was published by Harvard Belknap Press in 2020. Prakash has authored over 75 law review articles. Among them is “The Executive Power Over Foreign Affairs” in the Yale Law Journal.
John Yoo is the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His tenth book, "Defender-in-Chief: Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power," was published in the summer of 2020 by St. Martin’s Press. Professor Yoo has served in all three branches of government. He was an official in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on national security and terrorism issues after the 9/11 attacks. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Both Professor Yoo and Professor Prakash clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and federal appeals Judge Laurence Silberman.