The US Constitution is silent for when can the President unilaterally use the military on his own authority, and when must the President go to Congress. Because of this omission, there has been an on-going debate about how far the war powers of the President goes, and where it is checked by Congress. This talk by Matt C. Pinsker goes into that debate, looking at both the law and recent events in order to answer this question.
It feels like every day, there is a news story about an interaction with law enforcement that results in arrests, criminal charges, and sometimes even tragic and fatal outcomes. How do you avoid putting yourself in jeopardy, legally or physically, when the police want to talk to you? Matt C. Pinsker addresses exactly what you should say to the police, and what you should not say, as well as what you should do and should not do. By knowing your constitutional rights and, just as important, how to assert them, you can keep yourself safe and out of trouble.