Checks and Balances: Presidential Powers in a Crisis – featuring Attorney Steve Buckingham and moderated by Bill Lasser

Checks and Balances: Presidential Powers in a Crisis – featuring Attorney Steve Buckingham and moderated by Bill Lasser

12:00 pm -
01:00 pm
FREE Admission
Categories: Open to Public

An America and the World: Flashpoints
Free Lunch & Learn – Live and Online

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Steve Buckingham, a lawyer and mediator in Greenville, is particularly interested in the evolution of the rule of law, and how legal procedure was applied or abused at singular moments to shape the course of history. This is one of those historical moments. How will history judge our leaders? What powers are afforded to a president in times of crisis and do those moments of necessity set precedent that forever change the balance of power in a democracy?

Buck is a solo practitioner, having started his own firm on January 1, 2016. His practice focuses on business disputes. Buck was born and raised in the Republic of East Tennessee, where he developed a deep and long-suffering love for Tennessee football. In 2003, Buck graduated from Furman, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in political science. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law, magna cum laude, during which time he served as the editor-in-chief of the Richmond Law Review. From 2006-07, Buck was a law clerk to the chief federal district judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. In fall 2007, he returned to Greenville where he embarked on private practice. Since 2007, Buck has been an active member of the Greenville community, having served as a member and board chairman of the Julie Valentine Center and currently as a member of the board of directors for the Greenville Chamber, for which he serves as general counsel.
William Lasser, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Clemson University and Director of Clemson’s Calhoun Honors College, received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on law and American politics, including The Limits of Judicial Power: The Supreme Court in American Politics (University of North Carolina Press) and Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal (Yale University Press). He has taught courses in constitutional law, American government, and political theory at Clemson for more than 35 years, and in 1993 was the recipient of Clemson’s Master Teacher Award.

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