Article by BLW Co-Director Gretchen Helmke at The Monkey Cage

What makes checks and balances function in some pres­i­den­tial systems, but not others? With President Trump’s 100th day in office fast approach­ing, the con­sti­tu­tion­al crisis that many critics feared has yet to mate­ri­al­ize. Rhetorically, Trump continues to claim vast powers. In practice, when both the courts and Congress have pushed back, the admin­is­tra­tion has demurred.

Read the full post by Gretchen Helmke at The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post:  “Could Trump set off a con­sti­tu­tion­al crisis? Here’s what we can learn from Latin America.