July 5 @ 09:30 - 11:00 Wroclaw (CEST)
Book Panel: The Specter of Dictatorship: Judicial Enabling of Presidential Power
This panel will discuss David M. Driesen’s recent book, The Specter of Dictatorship: Judicial Enabling of Presidential Power (Stanford U. Press 2021). That book focuses on the role of the chief executive in driving democratic decline in Poland, Turkey, and Hungary. It draws lessons from that experience for how the United States Supreme Court might improve its jurisprudence on presidential power, which has more often augmented presidential power than restrained it in recent years. The panelists include a former Polish Constitutional Law Justice and a Dean of the Koc University Law School in Turkey, both with deep expertise in constitutional law. It also includes a rising scholar of comparative constitutional law from the United States.