October 9, 2013

congress

Conflict over the Shutdown, the Debt Ceiling, and Its Effects

The world’s most powerful government had gone offline. What happened and what were the potential effects in the long as well as the short term? Was it an instance of heightened political conflict, to be resolved through ordinary politics or bargaining, or a failure of governing institutions? Were there plausible structural reforms that would avert or limit recurrence, or mitigate the effects, of government deadlock? What were the mechanisms or authorities available within existing constitutional or institutional frameworks that, if used, could contribute to a resolution? A panel of NYU Law experts, including the faculty members teaching the Law School’s new Washington, D.C., clinic, examined these and related issues.


Meet the Panel

Bob Bauer

Bob Bauer

David Kamin

David Kamin

Sean Cairncross

Sean Cairncross

Sally Katzen

Sally Katzen

Fred Hiatt

Fred Hiatt

Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman