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Stanford Constitutional Law Center Constitutional Conversation on "The Terror Presidency" with Professor Jack Goldsmith

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October 29, 2007 12:45pm - 2:00pm

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Jack Goldsmith
Professor of Law - Harvard Law School

"The Terror Presidency"

Jack Goldsmith was the head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel from 2003 to 2004 where he led a team of lawyers advising the presidency on the limits of executive power. Their opinions were the legal framework governing the conduct of the military and intelligence agencies in the war on terror, and he found many—especially those regulating the treatment and interrogation of prisoners—that were deeply flawed. With his new memoir, The Terror Presidency, he details what he saw: The law being tortured, he says, to expand the power of the presidency.