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Power and Authority in Government

Ethical Society leader Hugh Taft Morales starts off our spring “Democracy on Trial” series by facilitating a public forum on federal power, particularly the growth of executive authority regarding national security and foreign affairs. What limits executive power regarding the detention or killing of terrorist suspects, methods interrogation, use of drones, and the withholding of information from the public? Regarding domestic affairs, has federal power been diminished due to the gridlock between Congress and the President? What is the Supreme Court’s position on the division of power? Is it an activist court or one that practices judicial restraint?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I will be out of town but it sounds engaging. Eager to attend the next meet up which is soon, I hope!

    March 17, 2013

  • Ken L.

    In December, Saturday night, I attended a social held at Rittenhouse location, same group. Recall some of the fellows had jeans. I would guess anything goes, however you feel comfortable.

    March 11, 2013

  • Joseph

    Can someone please reply back!

    March 11, 2013

  • Joseph

    good point spoken Nick! How should I appear for a meeting like this?

    March 11, 2013

  • Nick B

    First time attending. Not quite sure what to expect. Anybody have any advance readings to suggest?

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this discussion. Will we be discussing the Patriot Act and its effect on our 4th amendment rights?

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Sara E.

    I will be out of PA

    March 6, 2013

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