How do we know if we’re in a constitutional crisis? 11 experts explain.
Vox - 05/16/2019
To get some clarity on this, I reached out to 11 constitutional experts and asked them to step back from the latest Trump outrage and answer a more fundamental question: How do you define a constitutional crisis?
Jessica Silbey, law professor, Northeastern University
The federal government divides power among the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary. These divisions were intended to prevent the consolidation of governmental power in any one place in order to maximize individual liberty and the opportunities for democratic mobilization and change.