Briefing Room

Peter Shane

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Shane writes for Slate

Professor Peter M. Shane, one of the country’s foremost experts in presidential powers, wrote a commentary on the Bergdahl-Guantanamo prisoner swap. Ironically, a Bush-era memo would give the President legal cover, but Shane argues he doesn’t need it.

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Shane writes about recess appointments in The Atlantic

Professor Peter M. Shane, a nationally recognized expert in separation of powers law, wrote a column in The Atlantic on the Supreme Court case Noel Canning v. NLRB. Shane wrote: “There is nothing liberty-protecting in the capacity of the Senate to undermine public administration by stonewalling the nominations of perfectly qualified government officers.”

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NSA surveillance program focus of ‘draft symposium’

A journal led by faculty and students at Moritz has launched an online “working draft symposium” on the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency. “NSA Surveillance: Issues of Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberty” is only the second symposium in the wake of recent revelations on NSA’s bulk collection of data about Americans’ telephone and Internet communications.

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Moritz professors to help bring Supreme Court case to life

Four professors at Moritz will have a role in the upcoming play Arguendo, which is based on a 1991 Supreme Court case involving nudity and the First Amendment, at the Wexner Center for the Arts. The professors will participate in a talk-back session with the audience and director after the show to provide commentary.

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Professors to discuss Supreme Court session

The second annual Supreme Court Roundtable will be held in Oct. 14 at noon at Saxbe Auditorium.

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Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication

(MIT Press 2011) By Stephen Coleman and Peter M. Shane With the proliferation of online communication tools, e-democracy is steadily transforming the relationship between government and citizens, a phe­nomenon that Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. [...]

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Professor Shane to Discuss Recess Appointments

Professor Peter M. Shane will participate in the Constitution Project’s tele-debate on Are the President’s Recent Recess Appointments Constitutional on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in [...]

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What has the Obama presidency meant for the growth of presidential power?

In Madison’s Nightmare: Executive Power and the Threat to American Democracy (University of Chicago Press 2009), Professor Peter M. Shane wrote about what he describes as an accelerating trend since 1981 towards “presidentialism.” He observed a steady increase in presidential [...]

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Professor Shane receives University Distinguished Scholar Award

Professor Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, was named a 2011 University Distinguished Scholar by The Ohio State University. The award, established in 1978, recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors [...]

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Prof. Shane to host symposium examining government transparency in China

A symposium on “Government Transparency and Public Participation in the United States and China” will take place Friday, July 30 at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. Organized by Professor Peter Shane, the Jacob E. Davis [...]

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Commission directed by Prof. Shane releases findings

Moritz Professor Peter M. Shane and the blue-ribbon commission for which he was executive director released a report today in Washington, D.C., setting forth a new vision for healthy, informed, democratic communities. The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of [...]

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Madison’s Nightmare: How executive power threatens American democracy

Though he campaigned on a theme of change, Barack Obama in his first months in office has already asserted inherent presidential power in some ways reminiscent of his Republican predecessors. While abandoning the Bush Administration’s most audacious claims, President Obama [...]

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