Federalist Society

Gerald Walpin, "The Supreme Court vs. The Constitution"

A prominent New York attorney, Gerald Walpin was nominated to the post of Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn into office on January 8, 2007.

Geof Stone & Robert Turner, "The NSA and The Constitution"

Professor Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1971, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review. After serving as law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, he joined the faculty of the Law School in 1973.

Participating faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone

Randy Barnett, "Popular Sovereignty and Judicial Review"

Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and teaches constitutional law and contracts. After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, he tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago.

Participating faculty: 
William Baude

John Kunich, "Can Nuclear Fusion Solve Climate Change & Our Energy Addiction?"

John Kunich is a Professor at Charlotte School of Law, expert on Environmental and Biodiversity Law, and an environmentalist with free market solutions for problems ranging from climate change to biodiversity loss.

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Ilya Somin, "Democracy and Political Ignorance - Why Small Government is Better"

Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy.

John McGinnis, "Originalism and the Good Constitution"

John McGinnis is the George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law at the Northwestern University School of Law. Professor McGinnis is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

David Bernstein, "Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights against Progressive Reforms"

David Bernstein is the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he has been teaching since 1995. He is the author of over sixty frequently cited scholarly articles, book chapters, and think tank studies, and is a contributor to the popular weblog, The Volokh Conspiracy.

Walter Olson, "Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America"

Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies. Prior to joining Cato, Olson was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and has been a columnist for Great Britain's Times Online as well as Reason. His writing appears regularly in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the New York Post.

Sandy Froman, "Gunplay at the Supreme Court - Will the 2nd Amendment Survive?"

Sandy Froman is the immediate past president of the National Rifle Association of America, only the second woman and the first Jewish American to hold that office in the 136-year history of the NRA.  Froman has served on the NRA Board of Directors since 1992 and holds a lifetime appointment on the NRA Executive Council.


53:02 minutes (48.56 MB)

Josh Blackman, "The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare"

Josh Blackman is an Assistant Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law.  He specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Professor Blackman is the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of FantasySCOTUS.net, and a blogger at JoshBlackman.com.


61:30 minutes (56.3 MB)
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