The Separation of Powers Under Duress: Is Congress Still a Coequal Branch?

The U.S. Constitution manifests an inherent tension between the branches of government. In this annual forum, our presenters will explore several timely issues related to the Constitution. Professor John Evans will discuss the President’s assertion of his “emergency powers,” while Professor Leigh Bradberry will examine Congress’ power to investigate and the President’s refusal to submit to that power (resisting subpoenas, ordering officials not to testify, etc.)


Professor John Evans, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Professor Leigh Bradberry, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science, California State University. Northridge

This year’s program is dedicated to the memory of Professor James Sefton, Ph.D., Department of History, California State University, Northridge, who passed away last year. Professor Sefton participated in the Constitution Celebration for 15 years. He will be missed.


Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. | Panel Discussion 9:00 a.m.

Location: Orange Grove Bistro, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

RSVP: RSVPs required by Wednesday, September 11, 2019.


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Cost: This is a free event.

Parking: Free parking is available in the G1 parking lot adjacent to the Orange Grove Bistro.

If you have any questions, please email or call the Tseng College at (818) 677-7131.