FedSoc Lunch Event: Adult Sentencing for Adult Crimes

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in FedSoc

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 published a short book, Adult Time for Adult Crime, with the Heritage Foundation arguing that sentencing juveniles to life...

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

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Updates

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 to dismiss a suit involving the question whether an American citizen born in Jerusalem can enforce his statutory right to have “Israel” listed as his...

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David Rivkin & Lee Casey on the Recess Appointments Case

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Updates

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 President Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 4, 2012. The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., correctly held that...

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Seven Score and 10 Years Ago…

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Updates

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 commemorate the occasion almost instantaneously. This was the case on November 19, 1863. Not five months after the terrible and awesome Battle of...

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Penn Law Prof. Waxes Nostalgic about Bygone Moral Regulation

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Event Memoranda, FedSoc

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 courses on social welfare law and civil procedure. Opening her talk with a discussion of contemporary family trends,...

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