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The 2024 Election: Potential Abuses of Presidential Power

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ClassGraphic It is probable that Donald Trump will capture the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination. Polls show him running even with Biden overall, and ahead in key swing states. Some worry that Trump, if elected, will move on multiple fronts to establish an authoritarian regime. In this study group, we will evaluate the potential outcomes of the 2024 Presidential election and examine some of Trump's pre-announced post-election plans in detail. We will then look at whether it is within a President’s power to achieve those plans, should he win. If Trump is convicted by the time he is elected, could he pardon himself? Could a President use the Justice Department to prosecute political opponents? Could a President use the military to suppress dissent? Could a President purge the federal civil service? What clues to Trump’s potential handling of the media can we discern from his earlier Presidency? What would a post-election Trump foreign policy look like? What would a second Trump Presidency mean for global warming? How might Trump reshape the judiciary? What political or judicial resistance might Trump encounter? Finally, could this lead to further divisions within our country? As our source material we will use analysis from mainstream journals like The Atlantic and The New York Times. You cannot afford to miss this study group.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Laurie Rose2.James Smith 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2024 - 6/4/2024 Weekly - Tue 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map James Smith  ; Laurie Rose 
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