Trump, the Protests, and the Insurrection Act

Trump and the Insurrection Act

The new episode of our podcast features Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and a leading expert on the legal history and nature of presidential powers. We spoke with Professor Prakash about the recent public controversy over the Insurrection Act and the President’s threat earlier this month to invoke it and deploy troops to U.S. cities facing protests and looting in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin.