James Stoner, "Restoring the Legislative Power: What the Common Law has to Teach"

With commentary by Brian Feinstein

Professor James R. Stoner, Jr. is Hermann Moyse, Jr., Professor and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism, as well as a number of articles and essays. He was a member of the National Council on the Humanities from 2002 to 2006. In 2009 he was named a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey; he has co-edited three books published by Witherspoon, The Thriving Society: On the Social Conditions of Human Flourishing, The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers, and Rethinking Business Management: Examining the Foundations of Business Education. He was the 2010 recipient of the Honors College Sternberg Professorship at LSU. Professor Stoner received his doctorate from Harvard University.

Brian Feinstein is a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. His research and teaching interests include administrative law, property law, financial regulation, constitutional law, and empirical legal studies. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the Administrative Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and Washington University Law Review, among other journals. Brian received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. He also earned a B.A. in economics from Brown University. Prior to becoming a Bigelow Fellow, he practiced law at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Honorable John Daniel Tinder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Presented on March 28, 2018, by the Federalist Society.