The Presidential Records Act, which transferred legal ownership of the president and vice president’s official records to the public, has relied on good faith for compliance. But recent actions by former President Trump raise questions about whether more enforcement is necessary. Adherence to the PRA remains in question as the January 6 U.S. House Select Committee continues to struggle in obtaining information from the Trump Administration, and the investigation into the U.S. Capitol insurrection is further prolonged.
Join the John Brademas Center of New York University, named after former Congressman and NYU President Emeritus John Brademas who was a key author of this legislation, and the Brennan Center for Justice for a discussion with political scholars and experts about the importance of the PRA. The panelists will delve into the challenges, realities, and role that the PRA has played throughout its enactment and most recently in the congressional investigation into the events of January 6.
Produced in partnership with NYU’s Brademas Center.
This is a hybrid event, taking place in-person at the Brademas Center and online via Zoom.
- Farnoush Amiri, Congressional Reporter, Associated Press
- Bob Bauer, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU School of Law; Co-Director, NYU Law Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic
- Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Historian and Author
- Tim Naftali, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
- Moderator: Daniel I. Weiner, Director, Brennan Center Elections and Government Program