This week on Utah NOW - we're talking about the boundaries of presidential power. Legal scholar Scott Matheson has written a book about the U.S. presidency during times of crisis. He'll join us to talk about how American leaders have squared security with human rights when the stakes were high.
Scott M. Matheson, Jr.
Scott M. Matheson, Jr., is a Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. He was born in Salt Lake City and attended public schools there. He graduated from Stanford in economics, Oxford in modern history as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School. He has served as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., Dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, United States Attorney for the District of Utah, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah College of Law, Visiting Associate Professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Deputy County Attorney for Salt Lake County, associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly, manager of two successful gubernatorial campaigns, and legislative assistant in a congressional office.
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