SCW Friday at Emanuel
Lessons from Nixon and Trump:
Does our constitutional system of
Friday, November 13, 2020 at 7:30PM
Former Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor
The conventional wisdom after the Watergate scandal was that the system worked. With Trump, it appears to have failed miserably—Trump escaped impeachment for serious misuse of presidential powers and went on to bungle the federal government's response to a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Nick will talk about how the system worked in both instances, albeit imperfectly, and where we go from here.
A brief "virtual" service conducted by Dr. Robert S. Widom, Rabbi, and Ron Morton, cantorial soloist, precedes the talk.
This program is made possible through the generosity of
Samantha & Michael Dorfman.