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My Class on Race, Dred Scott and Korematsu (Audio)

On October 21, 2015, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on racial discrimination that covered two major (and infamous) Supreme Court cases, Dred Scott and Korematsu.

I hope you find it of interest.

Here it is:

 

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January 4, 2016 at 10:54 am

Posted in Constitutional Law

My Class on Presidential Immunity and Separation of Powers, with an Introduction to Preemption (Audio)

On October 7, 2015, I audio-taped a 55-minute makeup class on presidential immunity–our last class on separation of powers–and then began preemption with a hypothetical. Cases covered included Nixon v. Fitzgerald and Clinton v. Jones.

I hope you find it of interest.

Here it is:

listen online:

  • or download file here

 

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January 4, 2016 at 10:37 am

Posted in Constitutional Law

My Class on the Affordable Care Act Case: Taxing, Spending and the Commerce Clause (Audio)

I audio-recorded a 55-minute makeup constitutional law class on the groundbreaking Affordable Care Act Case (NFIB v. Sibelius).

This class took place on September 16, 2015, and dealt with the taxing power, the spending power, the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act and the commerce power.

I hope you find it of interest.

Here it is:

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December 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

Posted in Constitutional Law

My First Amendment Class on Access to the Press and to Information (Audio)

I audio-recorded a 1 1/2 hour makeup class in my First Amendment course. This class took place on November 18, 2015, and dealt with freedom of the press, access to the press and press/public access to information.

This class began with my brief review of the preceding class that addressed the First Amendment as a shield for the press, including Cohen, Branzburg and Zurcher.

I then got right into the cases that address the First Amendment as a sword, including Red Lion, Miami HeraldRichmond Newspapers and Houchins.

I hope you find it of interest.

Check it out below.

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December 28, 2015 at 10:57 am

Posted in First Amendment

The Confederate Flag and the Walker Case: A Video

Several weeks ago the Chicago-Kent Federalist Society sponsored a discussion of the Confederate Flag. John Kunich (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and I spoke about the symbolism of the Confederate Flag.

In particular I discussed the Supreme Court’s recent  important First Amendment Confederate Flag/license plate decision in Walker v. Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. (No. 14-144, 6-18-15). I also addressed government speech and forum analysis.

The program lasted for 50 minutes, and I was the second speaker. There was no followup discussion.

Here is the video of that program. I hope you find it of interest.

 

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November 24, 2015 at 9:59 am

Posted in First Amendment

Supreme Court Preview 2015 Term (Video)

In early October 2015, my colleague Chris Schmidt and I participated in an hour-long Preview of the Supreme Court’s current 2015 Term that was sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s American Constitution Society.

Professor Schmidt provided an overview of the previous Term as well as brief comments on several of the cases pending in the current Term.

I spoke at some length about one particular case pending in the current Term, the Fisher affirmative action case now before the Court for the second time.

I am pleased to post a video of this Preview, and hope you find it of interest. Special thanks to Chicago-Kent’s Audio-Visual staff and its Public Relations staff, as well as to ACS.

You can find related posts by searching on my blog for “affirmative action” and “Fisher.”

Here it is:

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October 30, 2015 at 11:12 am

Posted in Constitutional Law

All My First Amendment Posts to 10-12-15

This is Part III of the All My Posts series to 10-12-15. Part I, dealing with section 1983 and Part II, dealing with Constitutional Law,  were also posted today.

Please search within this post for any cases, topics and the like that you are interested in.

PART III: FIRST AMENDMENT

Freedom of Speech (1): Three Rationales

Freedom of Speech (2): Content, Medium and Forum

Freedom of Speech (3): The Clear and Present Danger Years

Freedom of Speech (4): Internet Threats and Elonis v. United States

Public Employee Free Speech: The New Regime

From Buckley to Citizens United (Part One of Two)

From Buckley to Citizens United (Part Two of Two)

Government Speech and Justice Souter (1): Introduction

Government Speech and Justice Souter (2): Rust v. Sullivan

Government Speech and Justice Souter (3): Rosenberger v. Rectors of the University of Virginia

Government Speech and Justice Souter (4): Glickman and Finley

Government Speech and Justice Souter (5): Univ. of Wisconsin v. Southworth

Government Speech and Justice Souter (6): Johanns v. Livestock Marketing Association

Government Speech and Justice Souter (7): Garcetti v. Ceballos

Government Speech and Justice Souter (8): Pleasant Grove City v. Summum

Government Speech and Justice Souter (9): A Short Coda

Animal Cruelty, Crush Videos and U.S. v. Stevens (Video)

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri: New Supreme Court Section 1983 Public Employee Petition Clause Case

Certiorari Granted in Reichle v. Howards: A First Amendment Retaliatory Arrest Case

New Supreme Court Decision: Reichle v. Howards and First Amendment Retaliatory Arrests

First Amendment Retaliatory Arrest Decisions After Reichle

New Supreme Court Decision on Free Speech and Government Funding: The Agency for International Development Case

New University Academic Freedom Decision from Ninth Circuit: Demers v. Austin

Cert Granted in New Public Employee Free Speech Case: Lane v. Franks

Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Franks

A Short Video on Lane v. Franks

Lane v. Franks: New Supreme Court Public Employee Free Speech Decision

The “Ground Zero Mosque”: A Discussion (Video)

The Religion Clauses: ‘Tis the Season

New Supreme Court Religion Decision: Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

Town of Greece v. Galloway: Pending Supreme Court Decision on Legislative Prayer and the Establishment Clause

A Video Presentation on Town of Greece v. Galloway

Remarks on the Establishment Clause and Town of Greece

A Video: The Religion Clauses, Town of Greece and Hobby Lobby

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October 12, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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