The Inaugural William French Smith Memorial Lecture: A Look at Supreme Court Advocacy with Justice Samuel Alito

Friday, March 7, 2008 | Comments Off on The Inaugural William French Smith Memorial Lecture: A Look at Supreme Court Advocacy with Justice Samuel Alito

Notes from four prominent scholars at the William French Smith Memorial Lecture, regarding Supreme Court advocacy. Click Here to Download Full Article…

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Free Speech

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 | Comments Off on Free Speech

Last year was a very big year for freedom of speech in the Roberts Court—or more precisely, it was a big year with respect to some kinds of speech cases but not others. To tell you about freedom of...

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Criminal Justice

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Comments Off on Criminal Justice

When asked to talk for fifteen minutes about the criminal law and criminal procedure cases of the Roberts Court, I was a bit daunted because, of course, that is an umbrella that includes a lot of really meaty topics:...

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Standing Still – Did the Roberts Court Narrow, but Not Overrule, Flast to Allow Time to Re-think Establishment Clause Jurisprudence?

Monday, March 3, 2008 | Comments Off on Standing Still – Did the Roberts Court Narrow, but Not Overrule, Flast to Allow Time to Re-think Establishment Clause Jurisprudence?

The Roberts Court has yet to take up the confusion that inhabits religion-clause jurisprudence. The primary case to be discussed here comes at the subject matter indirectly, but importantly, through the issue of standing. With one notable exception, taxpayers-for...

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The Roberts Court & Executive Power

Sunday, March 2, 2008 | Comments Off on The Roberts Court & Executive Power

I am delighted to be here at Pepperdine where I know that all of my questions about the mystery of the Roberts Court will be answered. Dean Kmiec, in his kind introduction, said this is a Court of nine...

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The Alito/O’Connor Switch

Saturday, March 1, 2008 | Comments Off on The Alito/O’Connor Switch

There are many factors that define the current Roberts Court, not the least of which is the dominant personality and determined approach of the Chief Justice himself. But a close second, or even arguably the leading determinant of the...

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