Co-Director of the Policy Lab, Eric Helland, moderated a panel discussion at a RAND event on “Opioid Litigation: What’s New and What Does It Mean for Future Litigation?”
In Federalist 51, James Madison argued that as “the legislative authority necessarily predominates,” Congress needs to be divided into two branches to constrain its immense power. Two centuries later, it seems Madison’s fears were unfounded, with both the House and Senate increasingly delegating authority to the president, judiciary, or mushrooming administrative bodies. This dilution of Article I has not only destabilized our constitutional system but also catalyzed political polarization through the increasingly fraught battles consequently being waged over judicial appointments and presidential elections. Listen to Policy Lab Co-Director Zachary Courser lead a discussion with congressional scholars on ways congress may restore its legislative authority.
Co-Director of the Policy Lab, Zachary Courser, discusses Congress’s constitutional powers to regulate federal elections to ensure their legitimacy, and considers the limits of regulating disputed or disrupted federal and state elections.