Come join us to see the FREE film:
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008 – 7:30pm
at the Drexel East Theater, 2254 Main St., Bexley
Discussion to follow screening in the Drexel Radio Cafe next door
For three decades Vice President Dick Cheney conducted a secretive, behind-closed-doors campaign to give the president virtually unlimited wartime power. Finally, in the aftermath of 9/11, the Justice Department and the White House made a number of controversial legal decisions. Orchestrated by Cheney and his lawyer David Addington, the department interpreted executive power in an expansive and extraordinary way, granting President George W. Bush the power to detain, interrogate, torture, wiretap and spy — without congressional approval or judicial review.
“The vice president believes that Congress has very few powers to actually constrain the president and the executive branch,” said former Justice Department attorney Marty Lederman. “He believes the president should have the final word — indeed the only word
— on all matters within the executive branch.”
Sponsored by the Drexel East Theater, the Free Press, and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund