Federalist Society

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)

Roger Clegg and Jeff Manza, "A Debate on Felon Voting Rights"

Roger Clegg is President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. He focuses on legal issues arising from civil rights laws--including the regulatory impact on business and the problems in higher education created by affirmative action.

58:42 minutes (53.75 MB)

Paul Rosenzweig '86 and Aziz Huq, "A Conversation on the NSA Surveillance Programs"

Paul Rosenzweig is a cum laude graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He received his master’s degree in chemical oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, and his bachelor of arts degree from Haverford College.

53:32 minutes (49.02 MB)

Federalist Society presents Allyson Ho '00 and John Rappaport, "Supreme Court Preview"

Ms. Ho is the co-chair of the U.S. Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice at Morgan Lewis. She received her J.D., with high honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was named to the Order of the Coif.

44:27 minutes (40.7 MB)

Todd Henderson, "An Introduction to the Federalist Society"

Professor Henderson is a Professor of Law and Aaron Center Teaching Scholar at the Law School. He graduated from Princeton University cum laude and from the Law School with High Honors in 1998, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an Editor on the University of Chicago Law Review.

55:34 minutes (50.88 MB)

James R. Kearl, "Private Giving vs. Government Programs"

Professor James Kearl is the A.O. Smoot Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. He received his PhD in economics from MIT and completed post-doctoral work at Harvard Law School. Professor Kearl was named a White House Fellow in 1983 and served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.

60:17 minutes (55.2 MB)
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