VIDEO The Great Dissent: Justice Scalia’s Opinion in Morrison v. Olson

October 9, 2018  featuring Gary Lawson, Richard Pildes, and Theodore Olson     Thirty years after the decision in Morrison v. Olson, questions raised in Justice Antonin Scalia’s lone dissent continue to inform legal debate on separation of powers and the unitary executive. Some scholars consider Justice Scalia’s dissent to be his finest opinion. What can today’s … More VIDEO The Great Dissent: Justice Scalia’s Opinion in Morrison v. Olson

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