Unchallenged for so long, the sanctity and legitimacy of the American system of checks and balances has been tantamount to political bedrock, seemingly certain to survive even a cataclysmic attack.

But the daily headlines show that the rule of law, American democracy’s principal guardrail, is being battered as never before and, many analysts warn, now is crumbling, threatening to derail the entire American experiment in constitutional government.

In the second of the 2020 season, Conversations On the Green brings together a panel of renowned legal scholars to discuss the threats to the rule of law, which contains the furious competition among the federal government’s three branches.


    • Neal Katyal, author and lawyer
    • Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney, FBI and DEA leader
    • Joyce Vance, MSNBC analyst

Originally aired Saturday, June 20, 2020 on CPTV.

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