10:00 am EST - 11:30 am EST

Past Event

Legal Policy in the Obama Administration

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

The Brookings Institution
Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

What will the new presidential administration mean for the Justice Department and other law enforcement agencies? Key legal and constitutional policy issues from the Bush administration will no doubt carry over: protecting national security with due regard for civil liberties, achieving an immigration policy that secures the nation’s borders and treats lawful immigrants fairly, and identifying the proper extent and limits of presidential authority. Furthermore, how might the priorities in the 111th Congress differ on these and related matters from those of the incoming administration?

On November 12, Brookings Visiting Fellow Russell Wheeler moderated a panel of experts that included Arthur Culvahouse of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Robert Litt of Arnold & Porter LLP.

The Judicial Issues Forum is a series of public discussions at Brookings on jurisprudence and the role of the courts. The Forum regularly hosts events that address the major legal and juidical debates and events of the day and weigh their potentially far-reaching implications.

Listen to the event proceedings » (MP3)