Politics Forum: Constitutional Crisis?

Monday, September 17, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Why a Constitutional Crisis in the United States is Likely…. But Not Certain

President Nixon played hardball with prosecutors and congressional committees. Ultimately he complied with court decisions, and when leaders of his party abandoned him, Nixon resigned the presidency. Constitutional crisis averted. A number of factors have changed dramatically since Watergate. These changes appear to raise again significantly the prospect of a constitutional crisis, arising from the current investigations swirling around the Trump Presidency. Let’s discuss and consider these important developments during this increasingly fractious and fraught time in American civic life.

Featuring Max Neiman, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Riverside and former associate research director at the Public Policy Institute of California, and current Adjunct Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco. His work, teaching, and research have specialized in American public policy in general as well as issues like immigration, urban growth, and taxes and spending.

Sponsored by the Politics Department for Constitution Day 2018.

USF Votes will also be present for voter registration!