The Lawfare Podcast Bonus Edition: Steve Vladeck on Emergency Powers and Coronavirus

By Jen Patja Howell
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 5:06 PM

What can the president do in a national emergency? What limits what the president can do? What authorizes the president to do all those things he can do in a national emergency? Is the president abusing, misusing, using appropriately, or under-using emergency powers during the coronavirus crisis? And what are the logical end points for how far this could go? For this bonus edition, Benjamin Wittes got on the phone with Steve Vladeck to work through these questions and talk about all things presidential emergency powers.