A Progressive Vision of Constitutional Interpretation

September 14, 2007 | Comments Off on A Progressive Vision of Constitutional Interpretation

Today, we had the pleasure of hosting two of country’s most respected legal scholars, Erwin Chemerinsky (of Duke) and Pamela Karlan (of Stanford). The event was a kickoff of sorts for the school’s annual Supreme Court Preview and these two speakers didn’t disappoint. The event was entitled, “A Progressive Vision of Constitutional Interpretation,” and both […]

Surprise! The office of the Vice President is not part of the executive. Or perhaps not. But this is the startling constitutional argument being put forth by the Vice President in an effort to avoid compliance with an executive order which requires all “agencies and any other entity” of the executive branch to report the […]

Re-Cap: A Pretentious President or a Cavalier Congress?

April 7, 2007 | Comments Off on Re-Cap: A Pretentious President or a Cavalier Congress?

On Wednesday April 4th in room 119 students gathered for the annual American Constitution Society/Federalist Society debate. The topic for this year was, “A Pretentious President or a Cavalier Congress?: The Separation of Powers During Wartime.” Representing the American Constitution Society was Neil Kinkopf, an associate professor of law at Georgia State University, and representing […]

Steve Jobs: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”

April 2, 2007 | Comments Off on Steve Jobs: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”

This post does not concern current events, law, or public policy per se. Rather, it is something that I read (and then watched) over the weekend that resonated with me. What I am referring to is the 2005 Stanford University commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios. The […]

It’s Called Checks and Balances

November 20, 2006 | Comments Off on It’s Called Checks and Balances

Vice President Cheney delivered some remarks on Friday to the Federalist Society regarding the domestic surveillance eavesdropping program.  You can click on the link to read the remarks for yourself, but some of the highlights included: In addition, the entire program undergoes a thorough review approximately every 45 days. After each review, the President personally […]

Geoffrey Stone discusses “Liberal Values”

October 12, 2006 | Comments Off on Geoffrey Stone discusses “Liberal Values”

Noted legal scholar Geoffrey Stone recently posted an interesting article over at the national ACS blog. Professor Stone writes that: For most of the past four decades, “liberals” have been in retreat. Since the election of Richard Nixon in 1968, Republicans have controlled the White House 70% of the time and Republican presidents have made […]

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