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Many of us believe that [what] democracy is all about is that you vote for a candidate [and] you give money to a candidate because you want that person to share and be responsive to your concerns. Thats is not corruption; that is democracy. – Nadine Strossen, Sept. 17, 2014. Earlier today the Cato Institute hosted a panel on the First Amendment.
No matter what position you take in discussing rape and sexual assault policy, you can point to some statistic(s) to support your argument. That is largely due to the low quality and/or limited utility of a lot of data about sexual violence. If you do not have any interest in the truth, you can simply pick the statistic you prefer over the ones contrary to your narrative.
He brags about it, he is proud of it, he put it on his Facebook page, and now he’s going to be held accountable for it. The only reason that was done was to upset people. And if he wanted to engage in that kind of behavior, there’s consequences.
On this solemn anniversary I ask that the American people rejoice in the wisdom of their Constitution. I ask that they guarantee the effectiveness of each of its parts by living by the Constitution as a whole. I ask that they have faith in its ultimate capacity to work out the problems of democracy, but that they justify that faith by making it work now rather than twenty years from now.
What was the original understanding of a bill of rights? This is one of the questions that my next book will address. A useful source is Federalist #84, in which Hamilton defended the Constitution against the criticism that it lacked a bill of rights. Most people know this essay because of his claim that a bill of rights was dangerous because it implied the existence of powers not enumerated.
The world’s future looks to be an urban one. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. The planet’s urban population will increase from about 2.5 billion to over six billion, with ninety percent of that growth estimated to occur in Africa and Asia.
We must preserve our Bill of Rights including our rights to free speech. We must not allow officials to diminish and ration that right. We must not let this proposal become the supreme law of the land. – Senator Chuck Grassley, Sept. 10, 2014 Text of First Amendment on stone tablet facing Pennsylvania Avenue — the Newseum It’s over now, the campaign to amend the First Amendment.
My springboard today is a post about the AALS (Am. Assn of Law Schools) asking whether law schools really need the AALS and perhaps hinting that law schools can cut from their budget their annual fee to it. My accounting supports this view. First, my own use of the AALS, then an accounting if its pursuits.
It’s a pleasure to be here at Concurring Opinions. I would like to thank Dan, Sarah, and Ron for inviting me.
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As part of the research for my next book, I want to correct something that I said earlier. I’ve written that the Supreme Court did not call the first set of amendments a bill of rights until 1893. Turns out that is not quite right. It was 1897.
“This is a surreal time for freedom of speech.” He is a First Amendment activist / he likes his freedom robust / he refuses to leave censorial speech codes alone / and he is making a real difference in safeguarding free speech in America (see, e.g., here).
A thought that occurred to me as I was reading Judge Posner’s opinion on same-sex marriage concerns the relationship between originalism and rational basis review. Here are my questions: 1 ...
Dean Trevor Morrison and Chief Judge Robert Katzmann at N.Y.U. Law School Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the Second Circuit, visited New York University Law School last evening to speak on his new book Judging Statutes (Oxford University Press, 2014). The book grew out of a Madison Lecture Katzmann delivered at the Law School on October 18, 2011.
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