Federalist Society

Thomas Lee, '91, "The Science of Statutory Interpretation"

Thomas R. Lee was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court by Governor Gary Herbert in July 2010. Before joining the Court, Justice Lee was the Rex & Maureen Rawlinson Professor of Law at the Brigham Young University Law School, where he continues to serve on a part-time basis as Distinguished Lecturer in Law.

Alex Brill, "How Money Walks: State Income Taxes and Interstate Mobility"

Alex Brill is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies the impact of tax policy on the U.S. economy as well as the fiscal, economic, and political consequences of tax, budget, health care, retirement security, and trade policies. He also works on health care reform, pharmaceutical spending and drug innovation, and unemployment insurance reform.

Participating faculty: 
Dhammika Dharmapala

Richard Duncan, "The Gosnell Murder Conviction: Abortion, Infanticide, and Looking Beyond the Masks of the Law"

Professor Duncan is the Sherman S. Welpton Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law. He received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1973. In 1976, he received his J.D. from the Cornell Law School, where he served on the Board of Editors of the Cornell Law Review.

Donald Devine, "America's Way Back"

The Washington Post labeled Donald Devine as Ronald Reagan's "terrible swift sword of the civil service" when he served as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management during President Reagan's first term.

Tara Smith, "The Practical Need for Legal Ideals"

Professor Smith's main interests concern the nature of values, virtues, and the requirements of objective law. She is currently writing a book on proper methodology in judicial review.

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.

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