"the most cited law review article of all time"
--Jonathan H. Adler
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Are the Recent Recess Appointments Constitutional? by Charles J. Cooper, Michael B. Rappaport, Peter M. Shane, William R. Yeomans, and Dean A. Reuter
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Jeff Shesol reviews The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism From Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama, by Eric Alterman and Kevin Mattson.
"The intimation of The Cause — of both its title and its tone — is that there really is a true faith against which subsequent vintages of liberalism must be judged (and found wanting). 'Neoliberals' like Gary Hart are dismissed as callow and cold; 'New Democrats' of the late 1980s are overly in thrall to their corporate donors; and Michael Dukakis, poor Michael Dukakis, is not merely a loser but 'no liberal at all — just a sign of the desperate times into which American liberalism had fallen in its apparently endless quest for solid political ground.' As for Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, the Democrats who have been elected president since Johnson, The Cause flays all three for yielding to 'political pressures' and becoming 'far more conservative' as president than as presidential candidates."
Friday, May 18, 2012
From the Federalist Society's national office,
The Federalist Society Mobile app is now available for download. You can find the mobile app for your Android device on Google Play. The app for your iOS device is now available at iTunes.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Now up at the national Federalist Society website.
"In an effort to increase dialogue about state court jurisprudence, the Federalist Society presents State Court Docket Watch. This newsletter is one component of the State Courts Project, presenting original research on state court jurisprudence and illustrating new trends and ground-breaking decisions in the state courts. This edition contains updates on important state court decisions in Wisconsin, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Montana, Georgia, and California."The Wisconsin article is Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Plaintiffs Entitled to Receive "Phantom Damages", by Andrew C. Cook, on Orlowski v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., 2012 WI 21.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Just back from the recent Constitutional Interpretation and Change Conference at Yale Law School, Michael Greve posts,
"It is impossible to convey the constitutional establishment’s near-clinical obsession with, and hysteria over, the possible invalidation of the ACA’s individual mandate. ...(Via Randy Barnett at The Volokh Conspiracy)
"The real fear is that the Constitution might pose some limit to progressivism’s anything-goes imagination.
"One could argue that the Constitution was enacted for precisely that purpose."