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Bush's Legacy: The Wars

Constitutional Lawyer Allan Ides returns to Press for Democracy to discuss the legacy of George W. Bush with a focus on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Topics addressed in this show include constitutional roles of the president and vice-president, transparency in government, manipulation of intelligence, pre-emptive war, and media culpability.

Allan Ides served as a law clerk to the Honorable Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1979-80 and then clerked for the Honorable Byron R. White, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1980-81.Ides was an associate with Hufstedler, Miller, Carlson & Beardsley from 1981-82. He joined the Loyola Law School faculty shortly thereafter. He served as associate dean for academic ffairs from 1984-87. From 1989-1997, Ides was a member of the law school faculty at Washington & Lee in Lexington, Virginia. He returned to Los Angeles and to Loyola in Fall 1997.