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FedSoc Lunch Event: Adult Sentencing for Adult Crimes

Posted on February 11th, by Communications Editor in FedSoc. No Comments

On February 11, 2014, The Harvard Federalist Society hosting an event titled “Adult Sentencing for Adult Crimes” featuring Charles D. Stimson. Mr. Stimson is a Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation where his work focuses on a number of substantive legal areas including Juvenile Sentencing. In 2009, Mr. Stimson and his co-author Andrew Grossman [...]

Student Note Preview: Political Question Doctrine in Zivotofsky v. Clinton

Posted on January 27th, by Communications Editor in Updates. No Comments

Carol Szurkowski provides a preview of her student note in the current issue (Volume 37, Issue 1) of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy:   In 2012, the Supreme Court decided Zivotofsky ex rel. Zivotofsky v. Clinton, 132 S. Ct. 1421, in which it held that the political question doctrine could not be invoked [...]

David Rivkin & Lee Casey on the Recess Appointments Case

Posted on January 3rd, by Communications Editor in Updates. No Comments

In this morning’s Wall Street Journal, David B. Rivkin, Jr., and Lee A. Casey preview Noel Canning v. NLRB, a case to be heard in the Supreme Court this month concerning three appointments made by President Obama two years ago while the Senate was in pro forma sessions: Noel Canning v. NLRB involves several recess appointments [...]

Seven Score and 10 Years Ago…

Posted on November 19th, by Communications Editor in Updates. No Comments

Here at the Roundtable, we attempt to hew closely to our mission of presenting conservative and libertarian musings on the intersection of law and policy, but there are certain days of reflection that call for a slight aberration. There have been times in our history when an event is so significant that observers seek to [...]

Penn Law Prof. Waxes Nostalgic about Bygone Moral Regulation

Posted on November 11th, by Communications Editor in Event Memoranda, FedSoc. No Comments

Christopher Dillon Liedl, Guest Writer University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor, Amy Wax, delivered a talk entitled “Education, Marriage, and Class in America” to the Harvard Federalist Society this past Tuesday, October 29. A graduate of both Columbia Law School and Harvard Medical School, Professor Wax has been a professor at Penn since 2001 teaching [...]

The Harvard Federalist Society Presents: “Private Management of Public Lands”

Posted on November 6th, by Communications Editor in Event Memoranda, FedSoc. No Comments

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, The Harvard Federalist Society hosted John A. Baden, Ph.D., to speak on the topic “Private Management of Public Lands.” Baden is the founder and chairman of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE) based in Bozeman, Montana. FREE promotes free market environmentalism as a way to protect [...]

My White Whale

Posted on October 23rd, by Jonathan Levy in Musings. 1 Comment

Studying the law is demanding.  meaningful.  humbling.  rewarding.  wearying.  complex.  Learning from some of the most famous, respected, and brilliant professors and practitioners on the planet can be surreal.  For many of these folks, any and all lulls in activity can be filled with the law.  Seriously.  One professors told my class that he cracked [...]


The Religion of Procedure

Posted on October 16th, by Jonathan Levy in Updates. No Comments

Though it may seem at odds with my intense patriotism, I spent the Columbus Day weekend in Paris, but—rest assured—my mind never strays too far from our topic on the Roundtable. On the flight back, I watched a few episodes of the riveting, thrilling, and smart HBO mini-series “Rome.” The show chronicles the transition from [...]


The First Monday in October

Posted on October 8th, by Jonathan Levy in Musings. No Comments

This October has certainly been unique thus far.  Between the Obamacare exchanges opening, the capture of Anas al-Libi in Libya, and the proposed secession of North Colorado, and of course the one-week-and-counting government shutdown, the United States citizens and their government are defying traditions this month. Except at 1 First St. NE, Washington D.C. Roundtable [...]


United States v. North Carolina

Posted on October 1st, by Communications Editor in Musings. No Comments

By Jonathan H. Levy With Americans beginning to feel the effects of the latest government shutdown, it might seem that money drives our government.  But cash is closer to the car’s gasoline than its driver: gasoline powers the engine, but especially today, it is clear that the car, gasoline, and engine are useless without Messrs. [...]