VIDEO Could SCOTUS Case Open Social Media to First Amendment Claims? – Free Speech White Spot

Oct 17, 2018  by  R. Cort Kirkwood   Facebook and the other social-media giants are under fire for censoring not just conservatives but also liberals, and now a case is before the U.S. Supreme Court that might alter how those companies operate. Are they private companies that can censor their users? Or are they more like … More VIDEO Could SCOTUS Case Open Social Media to First Amendment Claims? – Free Speech White Spot

VIDEO Sentencing Reform in America: An Overview and Conversation [POLICYbrief]

Oct 12, 2018   Short video featuring Steven Cook and Shon Hopwood Topics: Criminal Law & Procedure Sponsors: Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Steven H. Cook Shon R. Hopwood The United States has five percent of the world’s population but twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population. Reformers argue that these numbers reflect our … More VIDEO Sentencing Reform in America: An Overview and Conversation [POLICYbrief]

The Kavanaugh Hearing Leaves Lingering Questions Over Representations Made To The Committee By Counsel

September 20, 2018 by Jonathan Turley     Yesterday’s Kavanaugh hearing left many questions on both sides, including the ultimate question of the alleged attempted rape of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.  However, for lawyers, one exchange sticks out from a professional standpoint.  Ford was questioned why she delayed the hearing due to her alleged fear … More The Kavanaugh Hearing Leaves Lingering Questions Over Representations Made To The Committee By Counsel

Hirano’s Hedge: Kavanaugh Not Entitled To Presumption Of Innocence Due To His Ideological Views

Sept 25, 2018 by Jonathan Turley With the addition of a second woman alleging sexual misconduct of Brett Kavanaugh, it is still not clear what factual disputes will have to be addressed before a final confirmation vote occurs in the Senate. Putting aside questions over late timing of the allegations, there is agreement that the … More Hirano’s Hedge: Kavanaugh Not Entitled To Presumption Of Innocence Due To His Ideological Views

Kangaroo Court: Christine Ford’s Attorney Agrees to Testimony(?), Michael Bromwich Joins Ford Legal Team…

     September 22, 2018 by sundance The professional political-left have turned the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh into an absolute kangaroo court.  The latest reports are that Ms. Christine Blasey-Ford has agreed to a senate hearing next week, well, maybe. A letter from Team Ford (outlined below) carried multiple caveats and vague terms for appearance that cast … More Kangaroo Court: Christine Ford’s Attorney Agrees to Testimony(?), Michael Bromwich Joins Ford Legal Team…

Reasonable Doubt? Republicans Throw Chris Garrett Into The Fray

  September 21, 2018 by Jonathan Turley   The unfolding drama over the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford just got even more bizarre as Ed Whelan, president of the conservative Ethics and Public Center (EPPC) released the picture of a remarkably similar looking teenager who could have been the culprit in the alleged attempted rape. … More Reasonable Doubt? Republicans Throw Chris Garrett Into The Fray

Who came up with Constitution as a ‘living document’?

Bill Federer chronicles dangerous precedent when law of land is interpreted by social justice warriors September 12, 2018 The dean of the University of Michigan Law School was Thomas McIntyre Cooley, who died Sept. 12, 1898. Thomas M. Cooley was Chief Justice of Michigan’s Supreme Court (1864-1885), president of the American Bar Association (1893-1894) and … More Who came up with Constitution as a ‘living document’?

VIDEO Exploring Federalist 51: Separation of Powers

July 11, 2018   How does the U.S. Constitution promote liberty? This video essay explores the insights from Federalist 51 about the role that structural safeguards play in promoting freedom–in particular, checks and balances. This project is part of the Federalist Society’s Article I Initiative, which explores the proper role of Congress according to its constitutional design. … More VIDEO Exploring Federalist 51: Separation of Powers

“Advice” in the Constitution’s Advice and Consent Clause: New Evidence from Contemporaneous Sources

July 17, 2018 Federalist Society Review, Volume 19   Note from the Editor: This article discusses the proper interpretation of the Constitution’s Advice and Consent Clause. The Federalist Society takes no positions on particular legal and public policy matters. Any expressions of opinion are those of the author. Whenever we publish an article that advocates for … More “Advice” in the Constitution’s Advice and Consent Clause: New Evidence from Contemporaneous Sources

Privacy Prevails: Supreme Court Rules That Warrant Is Required For Cellphone Location Data

June 22, 2018 jonathanturley In a major win for privacy, the Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 in a decision on Friday that police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for trials. The decision is a reversal of  the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Carpenter v. United States. Carpenter was implicated in a 2011 robbery … More Privacy Prevails: Supreme Court Rules That Warrant Is Required For Cellphone Location Data