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May 19, 2020 - Burrus Carnahan discussing Lincoln and his use of the presidential pardon
June, 2020 - LGDC Picnic TBD
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Maggiano dinner options

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


6:00-9:00pm

Location: Maggiano’s-Chevy Chase 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC


right at the Friendship Heights Metro stop. The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage has a restaurant discount cost of $3.80 for four hours. You can enter the garage from Wisconsin Ave, 50 feet north of the restaurant (between Marshalls and Cheesecake factory), but the best garage entrance for Maggiano's is from Western Ave.

Lincoln and his use of the presidential pardon

Presenter: Burrus Carnahan, Lincoln Author and Constitutional Expert

The Lincoln Group of DC is proud to announce that our May 19, 2020 speaker will be Burrus “Buzz” Carnahan. Carnahan is familiar to most Lincoln Group of DC members as a two-time past-president and long-time active member and senior expert on legal issues. Carnahan is a retired Judge Advocate officer for the Air Force, a former foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the US Department of State, and an ongoing professional lecturer at George Washington University School of Law. He is the author of two books on Abraham Lincoln: Act of Justice: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War, and Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War, along with many scholarly articles.

For the Lincoln Group of DC, Carnahan will present on Abraham Lincoln’s use of presidential power, in particular the use of his power of pardon, which he employed repeatedly during the Civil War (“Don’t Shoot That Boy!”). His presentation is not to be missed!

Also, the Lincoln Group of DC will hold our biennial election of officers at this May 2020 meeting. You must be present to vote, so put the date on your calendar now.